Journalist Tim Thornton has claimed that there is ‘a bit of a gap’ between Leeds United’s asking price for Jack Harrison and what clubs are willing to pay.
It is thought that Leeds United would have to receive an offer of at least £35m to consider selling Jack Harrison in this summer’s transfer window.
Premier League rivals Newcastle United appear to be the main candidates for his signature at present.
Leeds have already offloaded two of their star men this summer, with Raphinha parting ways to join Barcelona and Kalvin Phillips leaving the club for a new challenge at Manchester City.
However, whilst speaking with GiveMeSport, Thornton has claimed that while every player has his price and the Magpies have shown interest in the English winger, it seems the clubs are some way apart when it comes to a transfer fee.
He said: “I think every player’s got his price. There is interest and there has been since the January transfer window.
“There were one or two clubs looking at him, and I know Newcastle like him, but I’m not sure that they are prepared to meet the valuation that Leeds have for Jack Harrison. So, at the moment, I think there’s a bit of a gap.”
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TIF Thoughts on Thornton’s comments…
Jack Harrison was Leeds’s second-highest goalscorer in all competitions last season with 10 goals in all competitions, including a winner on the final day to ensure their Premier League safety, so Jesse Marsch may understand his importance and opt to ramp up the asking price if Newcastle want to sign him.
The Whites have brought in six new faces in this summer transfer window, one of them being left-winger Luis Sinisterra, so if they lost Harrison, they would already have a direct replacement.
However, Harrison has been a mainstay in the Leeds side in the top flight over the past two seasons in the Premier League, making 71 appearances in this timeframe, so Marsch might want to keep some of the experienced players that he has in the squad to help the new players settle in.