Leeds: Whites planning new deal for Jack Harrison
Leeds United are planning to tie attacker Jack Harrison down to a new deal at the club.
The Lowdown: Harrison’s future up in the air
The 26-year-old has been an impressive player for the Whites, playing a key role in them return to the Premier League in 2020 and scoring 30 goals in total.
Speculation has surrounded Harrison’s Leeds future of late, however, with Newcastle United one of the clubs linked with signing him ahead of a potential exit in the January transfer window.
The winger stayed put at Leeds, however, and now a big update has emerged over his future at Elland Road.
The Latest: New deal incoming?
Taking to Twitter, Hay reiterated Jesse Marsch’s claim that the club are now intending to offer Harrison a new deal, with his current contract expiring next year:
“The plan is now to tie Harrison to a new deal.”
The Verdict: Needs to play better
This news may possibly divide opinion between supporters, with Harrison someone who has done well overall but hasn’t always impressed this season.
The 26-year-old has only scored once in 17 Premier League appearances, which is a poor return for an attacker player, although four assists have at least come his way.
If Harrison is to warrant a new long-term deal, he needs to deliver more consistently in the final third, as he did when Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink hailed his ‘absolutely magnificent’ cross for Rodrigo’s goal against Chelsea earlier this season.
The positives still clearly outweigh the negatives with Harrison, though, and his average of 1.4 tackles per game in the league in 2022/23 highlights his off-the-ball work.