Jesse Marsch has reiterated that Leeds United star Jack Harrison remains a crucial part of his side at Elland Road when asked about reports of interest from Leicester City in the £35m-rated winger – with his contract situation up in the air.

Harrison, 26, is in his fifth season at Leeds after joining the club initially on loan in 2018. He spent his first three years at Leeds before joining permanently for a fee of around £11million. Now, he has entered the final 18 months of his deal.

The Mail say Leicester City have expressed an interest in Harrison – while Newcastle could return to the table, if the Toon fail to bring in Everton’s Anthony Gordon. Harrison has previously hinted his agent could open contract talks.

Marsch was asked about reports suggesting Harrison could leave and join Leicester – or another side. He states that Harrison remains an important member of the side, and praised the winger for his “incredible” form in recent weeks.

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“I’ve heard there are things about Jack are out there. I will say his commitment to being here is amazing. He is in incredible form, he is an important player for us. I haven’t even discussed it with Jack because for me it is really clear.”

Marsch asked about reports of Leicester interest in Leeds star Harrison

Harrison has been excellent for Leeds of late. In his last four appearances, he has laid on three assists. Two in the 5-2 win against Cardiff and a gorgeous pass into Rodrigo, who scored an equaliser in the 2-2 draw against West Ham.

If a £35million bid for Harrison comes in, it would represent a £24million profit on him – a huge fee. But, can Leeds replace Harrison for £35million? Yes, his form is up and down. It is unlikely Leicester offer such a big sum for Harrison.

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