Danny Mills says there is no way that Leeds United would be able to sign winger Jack Harrison on a permanent transfer this summer, with Manchester City reportedly wanting £15million for the player.
The 22-year-old was an important player for Leeds last season, after joining on a season-long loan from City and scored four goals in 37 league appearances for the Whites.
Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa is a big fan of the player and is reportedly keen on re-signing him on a permanent transfer this summer.
However, The Sun reported last month that Manchester City are wanting between £15million and £20million for the player.
Former Leeds defender Mills does not believes Harrison is worth that much and says there is no way that any Championship club would be able to afford him at that price.
“When you start getting quoted £15million by Man City for Jack Harrison, that’s just ridiculous. There’s no way a Championship club will pay that,” Mills told Football Insider.
“With most Championship clubs operating at a loss, and financial fair play also a factor, the chances of Leeds or anyone else in the division paying a fee like that is zero.”
Harrison was an important player for Leeds last season, although he did frustrate fans at times with some inconsistent performances.
The winger showed glimpses that he has the potential to become a top player, although I agree with Mills here -there’s no way he’s worth £15million, even in today’s market.
There’s no way Leeds will be able to afford him for that price, but perhaps they would have a chance of re-signing him on another loan deal.