Both Harrison and Terrier are 25 years of age and have plenty of experience playing in one of Europe’s top five leagues predominantly as a left-winger. Both men represented their nations at U21 level, but are yet to make a senior cap for England or France (via Transfermarkt).
However, when you look at their key stats from last season, Terrier was a lot more prolific. Indeed, he scored 21 times and provided seven assists, while Harrison scored 10 goals and only offered two assists.
Despite the difference in output, it’s obvious that they are similar and that Terrier could well be seen as a replacement for Harrison. And so, just as McGilligan points out, it will be interesting to see how Leeds approach Newcastle’s interest in their man and whether or not they are already planning to move for the Rennes winger should Harrison leave.
We think that if Terrier was able to adapt to the English top flight quickly, he may be worth taking a punt on – but it is clear what risks that involves with so many changes to the squad over the summer.