Talks are underway between Leeds and Manchester City over the permanent signing of winger Jack Harrison.
That’s according to Jeremy Cross, the Daily Star‘s Chief Sports Writer.
Harrison has spent the last three seasons on loan at Leeds, who contractually have the first option to buy.
No English midfielder has been directly involved in more goals in the Premier League this season.
Harrison starred in the 4-0 win at Burnley last weekend, scoring Leeds’ second goal before teeing-up a late brace for substitute Rodrigo.
BT Sport pundit Peter Crouch said Harrison had had a ‘fantastic’ season and had ‘to be in with a shout’ of featuring in Gareth Southgate’s England squad, while Chris Coleman reckons he would be a ‘joy to play with’ if you were a full-back.
According to Cross, Bielsa is said to be ‘desperate’ to keep Harrison and Leeds are looking to tie him down.
Cross reports that a £15million fee has already been agreed between the two parties with talks now officially underway to secure Harrison’s future in Yorkshire.
Rightly, this looks to be Leeds’ first priority: secure Harrison’s future and then focus on the areas that need upgrading.
The Englishman has gone from strength to strength this season and at only 24, could make a huge contribution going forward.
£15million could be regarded as a snip for a player ranked as the club’s sixth-best performer this term.
In other news, a pundit has weighed in on the future of Illan Meslier.
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