Leeds United’s Jack Harrison is of interest to Leicester City on transfer deadline day.
Rob Dorsett of Sky Sports confirmed Leicester’s interested in Harrison last week, he said: “Leeds don’t want to sell, especially to a relegation rival and I’ve been told Harrison keen to agree new contract at Elland Road. Currently has 18 months left.”
Leeds rejected a bid for Harrison from the Foxes last week, per a report from David Ornstein of The Athletic. He stated that it was “unclear” if Harrison favoured the move or not.
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A further update on Harrison has emerged on transfer deadline day. Tim Thornton of Sky Sports has revealed that the Whites are happy with their business this window and intent on keeping the winger.
Speaking on Sky Sports News’ Transfer Deadline Day show Thornton said: “It is important to stress the club are very happy with the business they’ve done so far.
“Speculation continues regarding the future of Jack Harrison. Leicester interested in him. Jesse Marsch made it clear at the weekend that he’s keen to keep him here at Elland Road.“
However, he would not rule out the move completely, stating that it is one to keep an eye on over the course of today, he added: “As things stand we’re not expecting him to move now, but there could be developments on that one throughout the course of the day. That is certainly one to watch.”
Leeds All Over sources have confirmed to us that Harrison is happy at the club and not angling to move currently but, crucially, Leicester are willing to “significantly increase his salary” and it is unclear at this stage whether Leeds would be willing to match those terms, should they attempt to tie the 26-year-old down to a new contract.
It feels as though it would be a mistake to let Harrison go at this stage.
There isn’t a huge amount of time to source a replacement and Leicester would be a bad place for the Whites to sell him to, given the respective league position of each side.
His sale is perhaps one to weigh up in the summer, but for now he should remain where he is with Leeds. It is probably the correct move for both club and player in this case too, as things stand.