When Leeds United announced the loan signing of Jack Harrison from Manchester City last summer, their supporters had every right to feel positive about the move.
A supremely talented winger, the 20-year-old seemingly had all the ingredients needed to thrive in the Championship for the Whites.
Yet despite producing stand-out performances against the likes of Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday, a lack of consistency unfortunately limited the impact that Harrison would have on the club’s fortunes during the 2018/19 campaign.
Nevertheless, with Marcelo Bielsa clearly a fan of the England under-21 international, it is hardly surprising that the Whites have been linked with a permanent move for the winger.
However, with The Sun reporting that Leeds have been told that they will have to pay £20m for Harrison by Manchester City to lure him away from the Etihad Stadium, it is looking very unlikely that he will be returning to West Yorkshire over the coming months.
Reacting to the Citizens’ reported valuation of Harrison on Twitter, loads of Leeds fans expressed their disgust at the news.
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) May 20, 2019
Leeds looking to take Jack Harrison on loan for another season. Man City keen to make it permanent…….City value Harrison at between £15-20 million. Absolutely ridiculous.
— Stephen Lewis (@vegansmithsfan) May 20, 2019
I don’t mind Jack Harrison, but I can only assume this figure being quoted is 20 million yen #lufc
— MrPaulRobinson (@MrPaulRobinson) May 21, 2019
— ROSSii (@MrROSSii1990) May 20, 2019
— (@SIytman) May 20, 2019
22 million for Jack Harrison, more like two and that’s being kind #lufc
— Kirsty Stanley (@stanners_1982) May 20, 2019
20m for Harrison is laughable! I don’t want us signing him whatever the cost is though to be honest. #lufc
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) May 20, 2019
20m for Harrison seems nothing when you remember that Hadi Sacko was valued at 30m by Sporting not that long ago #lufc
— Kristóf Ketskeméty (@ketskemetyk) May 20, 2019
Although there is no doubting the winger’s potential, when you consider the fact that he was only directly involved in 7 goals in the second-tier last season suggests that he is not worth anywhere near what the reigning Premier League champions are quoting.
With Pep Guardiola unwilling to let Harrison leave on another loan this summer, the Whites may have to look elsewhere to strengthen their squad in this position when the transfer window opens in July.
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