The Daily Mail claim Leicester City have expressed an interest in signing Leeds United winger Jack Harrison before the end of the January window with Leeds requesting £35million – while Newcastle could return to the table for our no.11.
Harrison, 26, has been superb for Leeds. Joining the club in 2018, Marcelo Bielsa’s first summer in charge, on loan from Manchester City, he has since clocked up 185 outings for the Whites. This season, his form has been up and down.
Starting superbly this season, Harrison produced four goal involvements in three games. But it was not until the 2-2 draw with West Ham did he next produce another goal or assist. His incisive pass saw Rodrigo equalise at Elland Road.
Then, against Cardiff in the third-round replay, he laid on two assists in a 5-2 win. His form is improving and he was arguably our best player against Brentford on Sunday. Harrison told the Evening Post his agent would meet with Leeds.
He said that at the beginning of December, but nothing has materialised since. Harrison’s current deal expires in 2024. The Mail say Leicester have expressed interest – with Leeds requesting £35m. Newcastle could return to the table.
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Leicester express interest in signing Leeds winger Harrison, £35m needed
Leeds have got to keep Harrison. Yes, the Leeds ace does go up and down in terms of form and consistency is required. But, Harrison is capable of magic and creating something out of nothing. Jesse Marsch is using him more centrally.
It is getting the best out of Harrison. Either as one of the three midfielders in a 4-3-3, or, the 10 in a 4-2-3-1. Leeds really need to get his contract tied up as clubs become interested. At least, if it is only to protect the value of an asset.