Sky Sports News claim (31/01, 9,25AM) that Leicester City’s move to sign Leeds United star Jack Harrison could be blocked by Financial Fairplay – as the Foxes look to bring in Harry Souttar from Championship side Stoke City today.
Harrison, 25, is being strongly linked with a move to Leicester. Italian outfit GIFN claim this morning that Leeds are talking to Roma over a deal for Italy ace Nicolo Zaniolo on a loan-to-buy deal. But only, if Harrison leaves for Leicester.
The English winger is in the final 18 months of his deal and is attracting interest from The Foxes. Sky Sports now give an update, claiming that Leeds want a fee of £25million for Harrison. A figure that could prevent him joining Leicester.
That is because Leicester are prioritising a move for Stoke and Australia star Souttar. That move will cost them an initial £12million, plus £3million in add-ons. With Leicester teetering close to the FFP barrier, it may hamper a Harrison move.
The report states that signing Harrison on loan would solve the issue – but Leeds would prefer not to. The other issue for Leicester is that Harrison wants to stay at Leeds, despite his contract situation. So, it looks like Leeds will keep him.
Leicester move to sign Harrison could be blocked by Financial Fairplay
Good news, for Leeds. Zaniolo would be terrific signing – but Harrison is in good form. He has five goal involvements in five games throughout January, including his 25-yard thunderbolt on Saturday in a 3-1 FA Cup at Accrington Stanley.
Zaniolo is a player of extreme quality and at 23, is younger than Harrison. But he has his injury issues, and there is also a question mark regarding his attitude. Leeds would be better off keeping Harrison, and handing him a new contract.