During a recent edition of the Leeds United themed Talking Shutt podcast, contributor ‘Wraggy’ has been discussing Jack Harrison.
Back in August, the Yorkshire-based club confirmed that Harrison would remain at Elland Road, on loan, for another season having played a key role in the club’s promotion back to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years. During the 2019/20 campaign, the winger played 46 times in the Championship for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, contributing six goals and eight assists (as per Transfermarkt).
So far in the top flight this season, he’s appeared on nine occasions, scoring once and providing his teammates with three assists (via WhoScored). During the latest episode of the podcast, Wraggy discussed the 24-year-old and his progress since first arriving at Leeds at length, here is what he had to say:
“What’s encouraging is, it’s just progress isn’t it? He came and he was a good player at Championship level straight off the bat and made that wing position his own. But there were certain discrepancies in his game, the decision making, his final ball and everything like that, and every year he’s just built on it and worked on it and he’s got better and better.
“We all know he’s got the touch of an angel.
“He’s got all of that but then he’s added that final ball.
“For me, the progression that he’s made, I’m very pleased and let’s hope that all that ink’s dried on that contract to make sure that we do sign him on a permanent and it is only £10m, because realistically, in today’s market he is worth a heck of a lot more than that because he’s already proved he can do it at Premier League level now.”
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Harrison’s average performance rating in the Premier League this season currently stands at an impressive 7.03/10, making him Leeds’ second-best performer this season, only behind Patrick Bamford according to WhoScored.
When re-signed in the summer, according to the club’s official website, it was with a view to a permanent deal that would see him switch from Manchester City to Leeds United next summer for an undisclosed fee, which was previously thought to be around £8m before his deal was renegotiated. It’s clear that Wraggy would love to see him join the club on a permanent basis and so it is probably fair to assume he is not the only supporter hoping to see that deal completed especially given the possible fees being mentioned.