Journalist and YouTuber Conor McGilligan has said that Leeds United could view Martin Terrier as a possible replacement for Jack Harrison.
According to a recent report in Foot Mercato, Newcastle United have submitted a €40m (£33m) bid for Harrison, but Jesse Marsch and co will hold out for a higher fee.
While all that is going on, Leeds have been linked with a possible new signing in the form of Rennes forward Terrier, who is valued in excess of £30m (via The Athletic).
Taking everything into account, McGilligan has stated that it will be ‘fascinating’ to see how the Premier League outfit handle things and has said that Terrier would make a ‘very similar replacement’ to Harrison.
“It is fascinating, isn’t it, at the minute. It’s fascinating with what’s going on with him; it’s fascinating how Leeds are going to play this; it’s fascinating the fact that still in The Athletic mailbag this morning and yesterday, [claims] Leeds are very interested in Martin Terrier in France, which would look like, not a direct replacement, but a very, very similar replacement to Jack Harrison.”
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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).
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.