Leeds United are in a strong position regarding the future of winger Jack Harrison, amid interest from Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur.
That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the Whites’ potential transfer plans during the final weeks of the window.
According to Sky Sports, Leeds have now set their asking price for Harrison at higher than £60m, with Tottenham now thought to be interested in the winger’s availability this summer.
According to The Athletic, Newcastle made a fresh bid in an attempt to sign the 25-year-old winger last week, but saw their bid of in excess of £20m turned down by the Elland Road club.
And O’Rourke believes that Jesse Marsch’s side hold all the playing cards in a potential deal for Harrison, who has been described as “explosive” by his current manager, after the former Manchester City man started the season in an impressive way.
“I think the problem for Newcastle and for other clubs right now is the way Jack Harrison has performed, it’s put his price tag up even higher, so Leeds are in a strong position here.
“They don’t want to lose Jack Harrison, it seems Jack Harrison is quite settled at Leeds as well.
“So, I think it would take an astronomical offer for them to reconsider and think about selling Jack Harrison before the window closes.”
TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments
We believe that Leeds fans will be delighted to hear of O’Rourke’s comments, and will be hoping that the club demands a high fee if they are to let go of Harrison this season.
The former England U21 international, who has been hailed as a ‘baller’, has enjoyed an incredibly productive start to the Premier League season this time around, scoring one goal and providing three assists in three appearances according to Transfermarkt.
Therefore, we believe that Marsch will be hoping the club can keep hold of Harrison’s services this summer, with the winger proving to be an integral cog in the former RB Leipzig manager’s system so far this campaign.