The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) Public Investment Fund (PIF) are reportedly expected to make a Newcastle United move for Jack Harrison in January.
The Lowdown: Two bids made
As per The Northern Echo, Leeds United turned down two separate bids from the St. James’ Park outfit for Harrison in the summer, with their second offer thought to be worth more than £25m.
Eddie Howe was keen to recruit an attacking midfielder in the window, but they failed to do so and could look to address the situation in January.
The Latest: January move expected
Taking to Twitter, Magpies journalist Scott Wilson has shared that Leeds are now ‘hoping to push through’ a new deal for Harrison at Elland Road, but there is an ‘expectation’ that Howe’s team will come back in for him in January:
“Leeds United hoping to push through a new deal for Jack Harrison before the end of the year – amid an expectation that #NUFC will be back in for the midfielder when the transfer window reopens…”
The Verdict: Get it done
If the Whites fail to agree on a new contract for Harrison by the time that January comes, then the Tynesiders should be looking to pounce.
Hailed as the ‘perfect‘ signing for them by former Premier League striker turned pundit Kevin Campbell, the 25-year-old already has one goal and three assists in the top flight so far this season (Transfermarkt), and is averaging more key passes per game than any Toon player.
Nonetheless, his extra creativity could be key for the North East club in terms of taking them to the next level, with them currently struggling to break teams down, registering five draws already in the division this campaign.
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