Leeds United’s Jack Harrison has been of interest to Leicester City during the window and on transfer deadline day, but the saga appears to be over.
Multiple reports believe that the winger is staying at Elland Road, despite Leicester’s attempts to sign him. Pete O’Rourke of Football Insider reports the player is staying put with mere hours remaining in the window.
Rob Dorsett of Sky Sports confirmed Leicester’s interested in Harrison last week, but was sure that the 26-year-old was not angling for a move, he said: “Leeds don’t want to sell, especially to a relegation rival and I’ve been told Harrison keen to agree new contract.”
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 to the King Power stadium or not.
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Further updates have emerged on Harrison’s future, with sources indicating he is set to stay at Elland Road. TalkSPORT tweeted this morning: “As it stands, it is unlikely that Leeds United winger Jack Harrison will join Leicester City.”
Football Insider‘s Pete O’Rourke said similarly in his report, he added: “Jack Harrison is set to stay at Leeds United after rejecting a move to Leicester City, sources have told Football Insider.
“The former Man City star has turned down Leicester’s advances and is now set to remain at Elland Road.”
Leeds All Over sources have since repeated the same message to us, they expect a quiet end to the window for Leeds and said: “Nothing happening at the moment. Harrison almost certainly won’t go.”
It feels as though the correct decision has been made as it would have been a mistake to let Harrison go at this stage of the window.
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 and ongoing battle for survival at the wrong end of the table.
The next port of call for Jesse Marsch and co. will be to tie Harrison down to fresh terms and protect the asset. The winger has 18 months remaining on his current deal with the club.