Leeds United may not have taken advantage of the January transfer window, but links between them and some big names are continuously swirling. However, before the Whites look to outsource some new personnel as focus shifts to the summer, they must prioritise the deals they currently have on the table.
Jack Harrison is into his second loan stint with the Whites – a smart move from Marcelo Bielsa and co to see if he would suit the Leeds dynamic permanently moving forwards. The Manchester City loanee has more than proven himself with his performances this season.
According to Transfermarkt, he has accumulated a total of 16 goals and 16 assists whilst in Yorkshire. Harrison is also Bielsa’s only option on the left-flank at the moment, so losing him would be detrimental to the team. The 24-year-old is Leeds’ second highest scorer for this season (6), behind only Patrick Bamford with 12, as per BBC Sport.
Harrison’s influence from out wide is something that has caught many an opposition off guard and he would be a tough player to replace.
If Leeds want to tie the winger down, they will be looking at paying £10million for signing him on a permanent basis. Phil Hay confirmed last summer that the Whites are definitely interested in activating the clause after the impact he has made in their returning Premier League season.
Paul Robinson believes that it’s a “no-brainer” decision for Andrea Radrizzani and his club officials. Signing Harrison will not only keep the left-wing position occupied, but the level of quality he brings to the team will help to drive them forwards.
Leeds are currently in a more than respectable 10th place in the Premier League table, but with the right attacking firepower and some other tweaks throughout the squad, they could push beyond that and potentially really trouble the big boys.
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