Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has claimed that Jack Harrison would be an ‘absolute snip’ of a signing for the Whites this summer.
The Lowdown: Brilliant player for Leeds
The winger has been a superb player for Leeds, shining on loan from Manchester City and being hailed as ‘exceptional’ by journalist Alex Stewart.
Harrison has scored 18 goals and registered 20 assists in 128 appearances, proving to be one of Marcelo Bielsa’s key players this season.
Leeds are widely expected to make the 24-year-old’s temporary move permanent this summer, with City seeing no future for him at the Etihad Stadium.
The Latest: Whelan talks up Harrison
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan claimed that Harrison would be a cheap signing for the Whites, talking up his brilliance as a footballer as he said:
“I think the deal is £11million. That’s what was agreed. It was £2million on the £9million from last season when we took him on loan.
“It’s an absolute snip. He is Leeds United now. He’s been here for years now, it’s his home. We saw progression last season and how important he is. I think he’ll be pushing for an England call up in the near future.
“If he keeps putting in those levels of performance with assists and goals and his overall game then we have a massive bargain on our hands.
“If you look at the wings, Raphinha and Harrison, that’s not even £30million for the two of them. A real bargain.”
The Verdict: No-brainer for Bielsa
It makes complete sense for Harrison to join Leeds permanently, considering what an effective player he has been with Bielsa at the helm.
Only Patrick Bamford (17) scored more goals than the attacker’s eight in the Premier League last season and the loanee also chipped in with eight assists (WhoScored).
At 24, Harrison has the potential to be a Leeds hero for many years to come, hopefully settling at Elland Road and maturing even more as a player.
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