Between now and the end of the season, Victor Orta’s plan for Leeds is to be creating various contingency plans for the club, in the event of either preparing for life back in the Championship, or a fourth season in the Premier League.
Part of that agenda is looming contract issues for the club to resolve, likely starting with Jack Harrison’s worrying ongoing situation.
Will Jack Harrison leave?
The winger’s contract is running down towards expiry in 2024, meaning his value in the transfer market is dropping.
Offers have been tabled for Harrison in the last two transfer windows, first in excess of £20million from Newcastle United in the summer, and then a similar amount came from Leicester City in the latter stages of the January window.
As there remains little in the way of an update on Harrison penning a new contract, speculation around whether he will remain at Leeds persists heading towards the summer.
Dean Jones shares the latest
Speaking to GiveMeSport, journalist Dean Jones has commented on the future of Harrison, indicating it is still up in the air with 12 games left of Leeds’ season.
“I’m sure he will be on the radar of clubs again in the summer. I expect him to be one of the names that will be linked around.
“Again, it depends on how this season ends at Leeds on what happens with his future.
“I don’t think in an ideal world, they would be letting him go, but if they get relegated they’re going to have no choice.”
Will Harrison sign a new Leeds contract?
If we go down, Harrison will be one of the first leave in my opinion, given he is likely to be waiting for more clarity in the season before committing.
I don’t expect him to sign a new contract any time soon while we sit in the relegation zone, and the likes of Leicester and Newcastle will know this.
Like Jones says, we’re going to have no choice but to sell him in the summer if we do face the drop, and we can wave goodbye to a good fee for him as well.