Jack Harrison had the offer of a five-and-a-half year deal away from Leeds United presented to him amid his proposed deadline day move to Leicester City.
Leeds pulled the plug on Harrison’s move to Leicester late on deadline day, according to The Athletic, despite the winger heading south to begin a medical.
On the table was a very lucrative contract for Harrison, offering him longer-term security than what’s currently agreed at Elland Road.
Deeper in this report from The Athletic it’s detailed how Harrison had the offer of a five-and-a-half year deal, plus a significant pay rise on what he’s on at Leeds, as Leicester aimed to see out an agreement.
Harrison initially joined Leeds on loan in 2018, before signing permanently from Manchester City in the summer of 2021, signing a three year contract.
That deal has just 18 months remaining on it, with the last month Leeds’ last chance to maximise Harrison’s value without a new agreement.
Harrison, 26, has made 186 appearances for Leeds in his Elland Road career so far, scoring 30 goals and registering a further 29 assists.
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From Harrison’s point of view, you can see why a move on deadline day would’ve been a good one, despite the suggestions that he wanted to remain at Elland Road.
Leicester were offering a long-term deal and a pay rise, covering Harrison well into his 30s.
As things stand, he’s heading towards the final year of his deal at Leeds and there’s, as far as we know, no offer on the table to extend that.
That’s going to have to change in the coming months if Leeds are to secure their asset and make up for Harrison missing out on a very good deadline day move.