Jack Harrison appears to be one Leeds United player that could be on his way out of Elland Road before the end of the January transfer window.
Leeds’ focus is naturally on incomings following the arrival of Max Wober and Georginio Rutter, with Weston McKennie someone that is strongly, strongly linked right now.
Whether Leeds have to balance the books with a sale remains to be seen, with Harrison potentially someone that could be on the way out given the developing interest from Leicester City in the winger, as per Sky Sports.
We explore a couple of talking points around Harrison and a Leeds exit here:
Leeds’ asking price?
The situation Harrison is in at Leeds is a very interesting one.
The 26-year-old has only 18 months left on his contract at Elland Road, with this January the last point in which Leeds can recoup a fee that represents the winger’s true value unless there’s a further agreement, something which Sky Sports claim the player, club and Jesse Marsch are keen to agree.
A fast-expiring contract, though, does mean Harrison’s value and Leeds’ asking price has limits.
It’s claimed by The Sun that Harrison is valued around £20m, although sources have told Leeds All Over that the valuation is a touch higher around the £25m mark, which might include add-ons.
Furthermore, selling to a direct rival in the table, with Leicester level on points with Leeds, could also be a factor driving the price up.
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As things stand, Leicester are the most talked about club in pursuit of Harrison.
However, there has been previous interest from Newcastle United, who were hot on the heels of the winger around the start of the 2022/23 campaign.
The Guardian were amongst the last credible links between Harrison and Newcastle at the end of December, although there’s now a pursuit of Anthony Gordon at Everton lingering away. If that’s done, it strengthens Newcastle’s wide forward options and surely ends their interest in Harrison.
Marsch is aware of the speculation surrounding Harrison right now, although the Leeds head coach is insistent that he wants to retain the winger.
“I haven’t read anything but I’ve heard from different people that there’s things about Jack out there. What I will say is that his commitment to being here has been amazing, he’s in incredible form and has played really well in every match since we have got him back from injury in the winter. He’s an important guy for us. I haven’t even discussed it with Jack because, for me it’s really clear, he’s an important player for us, on track and we need him.”Marsch via @LUFC.