Jack Harrison was one of the final players to jump ship in the summer as he exercised his loan release clause in mid-August.
His destination was Goodison Park and Everton, who had an investigation clouding over them stretching back two years, which came to a head over the international break.
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The Toffees’ siege mentality brought a tantalising fixture on Sunday as Everton hosted Manchester United on Sunday, 10 points worse off than when they beat Crystal Palace prior to the break, sitting 19th in the table.
A chance to put things right didn’t materialise as Harrison and his side watched on when Alejandro Garnacho scored a breathtaking overhead kick inside the second minute, before winning 3-0.
Against the backdrop of the red “corrupt” cards held up by the home fans, it further underlined the struggle Everton are in not only to stay up, but stay afloat as a club.
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Will Everton sign Harrison?
Harrison is unlikely to be welcomed back to Elland Road in the summer if Leeds are promoted, but it does seem that he’s not going to be an Everton player beyond 23/24 either.
That’s according to Football Insider, who reported at the weekend that the winger is not expected to be retained by Sean Dyche’s side, despite claims of him having a release clause in his contract, that he signed in April at Elland Road.
With one goal and three assists to his name this season already in seven outings for Everton, Harrison is proving to be worth a look for any Premier League clubs that would want a winger, but it won’t be Merseyside looking, you’d expect.
A new deal keeps him at Leeds until 2028, and if we’re in the top flight, the ball is firmly in our court for negotiation, which again does not help Everton getting a cut-price deal.