Jack Harrison has been in fine form this season for Leeds United, with the Whites intending to make the winger’s loan move permanent when the summer transfer window comes around.
Leeds took Harrison on a second season-long loan back in the summer, which has seen the winger improve again under Marcelo Bielsa and register 12 goal involvements in 37 appearances – already bettering last year’s contribution.
Here, we take a look at why coughing up £8m for the Manchester City winger would see Leeds seal a bargain deal…
Since arriving at Elland Road in the summer of 2018, we’ve seen Harrison develop remarkably under Marcelo Bielsa.
The start of last season saw the winger struggle to properly break into the side and find consistency, but he grew into the season and convinced Leeds to re-sign him.
And, that’s proved to be a great decision, with Harrison becoming ultra-consistent and convincing nearly everyone at Elland Road they want to see him return on a permanent basis.
He’s developed so much in under two seasons and another summer of work with Bielsa could see him look a steal at £8m.
Bielsa is a meticulous coach who likes things done a certain way; Harrison knows his methods well and has earned his full trust during their time together at Elland Road
We saw when Helder Costa signed in the summer that Bielsa was willing to offer him time to adapt, which would be the case if another player came in to replace Harrison in the summer.
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At £8m, Leeds have a player available that can meet Bielsa’s demands instantly and cut out that transition period.
You’ve a feeling that Bielsa will push for this deal more than anyone else at Elland Road.
Ultimately, £8m is a snip for a player of Harrison’s pedigree. He’s only 23 and going to get better, whilst he is already consistent enough to warrant such a fee.
Going back to Costa, who will cost Leeds around £15m in total, Harrison has been better and more consistent than him this season, but around half the price.
Ultimately, this tells you just how much of a bargain this transfer could be.
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