Former Leeds United hero Paul Robinson is desperate for the Whites to complete the permanent signing of Jack Harrison this summer.
The 24-year-old in now in his third season on loan at Elland Road, having initially joined from Manchester City back in the summer of 2018.
The winger has been an undoubted success story for Leeds, scoring 16 goals in 120 appearances, as well as registering 17 assists.
Harrison was a key part of Marcelo Bielsa’s team that made it back into the Premier League and only Patrick Bamford (14) has more than his tally of six goals in the division in 2020/21.
Robinson urges Leeds to sign Harrison
Leeds have the option to sign Harrison permanently with Phil Hay reporting earlier this month an £11m deal is “as good as done“, something Robinson thinks is a no brainer.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, the ex-Whites goalkeeper hailed the Englishman’s quality and said it makes perfect sense to retain his services:
“I think he’s a top player and he’s an absolute bargain at the price Leeds are going to pay for him. It’s been clever business by Leeds, kicking his option down the road for a year and keeping him on loan.
“They’re now in a position where they’ve got more Premier League money and more money from investors.
“It meant they could spend the money they spent last summer and sign Harrison this summer, and at £10m you’d be hard-pressed to find a better player than him.
“I think it’s a great signing, a really great buy for Leeds. He’s had ups and downs this season but he’s a top-quality winger who would cost a lot more on the open market.”
Transfer Tavern take
Harrison has shown over an extended period that he is more than suited to shine in this Leeds side, so they should seal a permanent move for him in the summer.
He clearly has no future at City, and at 24, he is at an age where he needs to settle at a club for a long period.
In other news, Noel Whelan believes one Leeds target could have to tweak his game if he moves to Elland Road this summer. Find out who it is here.
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