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Leeds United: Club will have to offer Jack Harrison a “lucrative contract”

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Leeds United may have to offer Jack Harrison a “lucrative contract” if he is to commit his long-term future to the club.

That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the latest news from Elland Road.

Harrison had attracted interest from a number of other Premier League clubs throughout the summer, with Newcastle United’s interest being the most prominent of those sides.

According to 90min, the Magpies are still interested in the 25-year-old and will be monitoring how his contract talks are progressing at Elland Road over the coming weeks.

Leeds reportedly rejected two bids worth over £20m for Harrison this summer, with the Whites believing the wide man to be worth £35m. 

And O’Rourke believes that Harrison has done “more than enough” to prove his worth to Jesse Marsch’s side, and would need to be offered an impressive contract.

“I think it would have to be a lucrative contract.

“He’s done more than enough to prove that he is a key man in the team.

“His assists, his goal record is right up there with some of the top players in the Premier League and I think he’s a key man for Jesse Marsch going forward from now.”

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TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comment

Harrison has enjoyed a stunning start to the current Premier League campaign, scoring one goal and providing three assists in six Premier League appearances this season.

After having lost the services of wide man Raphinha to Barcelona last summer, it seems unlikely that the Whites are going to be prepared to allow another important member of the side’s front line to leave the club in the upcoming transfer window, unless they get offered an eye-watering fee.

Therefore, we cannot envisage a situation where Harrison leaves Elland Road for St. James Park in January, though we do think the club need to tie the former England U21 international down to a new deal, to secure his long-term future.

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