Leeds United winger Jack Harrison was subject to huge late drama on deadline day with Leicester City, but Aston Villa and Newcastle United were also reportedly in the mix.
Leeds only parted ways with one player in the end on January deadline day as Diego Llorente joined AS Roma on loan, but talks over Jack Harrison’s future still dominated the day.
As he entered the final 18 months of his deal in 2023, speculation around his future built towards the final days of the window where Leicester City’s interest threatened to materialise.
The Athletic revealed that the winger was at Leicester’s training ground as he preempted the possibility of Leeds and the Foxes reaching an agreement over a move.
Nothing came of it in the end as Leeds did not accept an offer and Harrison now remains at Elland Road until at least the summer.
However, 90min are now reporting that both Aston Villa and Newcastle United were also looking to strike an agreement to sign the 26-year-old on deadline day.
With Harrison’s deal due to expire in the summer of 2024, a new contract ought to be agreed by the club in order to secure his value, as it’s clear plenty of teams are sniffing around the possibility of a cut-price deal.
Should Leeds sell Harrison?
It’s not a shock that both Villa and Newcastle wanted him, as they both still need more wide options than they currently have.
The Magpies’ signing of Anthony Gordon makes their supposed late attempts for Harrison hard to believe, but there’s logic behind them signing Harrison, as Unai Emery is short of natural wide players.
However, it’s all hypothetical now and Leeds need to agree a new deal in order to secure his value ahead of a potential summer sale.