The Mirror claim Newcastle United remain interested in signing Leeds United winger Jack Harrison ahead of the January transfer window – with the Leeds star one of three players on Newcastle’s winger shortlist next month.
Harrison, 26, enjoyed a stunning start to the campaign. His form so impressive, that Gareth Southgate included the Leeds ace in his preliminary 55-man World Cup squad. He produced four goal involvements in his first three games.
That included a goal and an assist against Chelsea during a 3-0 win. But since then, he has failed to score of create a single goal. Willy Gnonto and Crysencio Summerville have impressed, while Luis Sinisterra is returning from injury.
Ahead of our return to action on December 28 against Manchester City, it might be that Harrison finds himself on the bench. Nevertheless, Newcastle remain interested. Harrison is one of three they want to bolster their options out wide.
Indeed, Brighton’s Leandro Trossard and £40m-rated Christian Pulisic are also options. It will be interesting to see Harrison’s stance on a move to Tyneside – after recently saying his agent is meeting Victor Orta to renew his deal.
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Harrison seems pretty happy at Elland Road. But his recent form is a question mark. Does he suit Jesse Marsch’s inverted-winger style of play? Or, are Leeds better off placing their faith in Gnonto, Sinisterra and Summerville?
The issue with Harrison is his consistency. At his best, he is almost unplayable but when he is struggling, it is tricky to make the argument that he is good enough to start. So, if a decent offer comes in from Newcastle – do we let him go?
Right now, you might argue yes. But Harrison is the type of player to produce something out of nothing and against his old team in Manchester City, you would not bet against the Englishman pulling something out from his sleeve.