Leeds United could be forced to wait for up to three months to complete a deal to sign Jack Harrison permanently according to Football Insider.
The report claims that due to the off-the-field crisis, Leeds are likely to have to wait until the end of the season, which is set to be formally concluded after the UEFA Champions League Final in late August.
If the season had been concluded on time, Harrison would have been available to sign permanently in June, when his loan deal at Elland Road came to an end.
Football Insider also claim that a permanent deal will be in the region of £10million, with a clause already being in place for Leeds to make his temporary stay at the club a permanent one.
This is Harrison’s second loan spell with Marcelo Bielsa’s side, and he’s shown encouraging signs in this year’s league campaign, as the Whites edge closer to a long-awaited return to the Premier League.
The Yorkshire-based side are currently sat top of the Championship table, and are seven points clear of third-placed Fulham with nine matches remaining this term.
Harrison has been a regular for Marcelo Bielsa’s side this season, and has chipped in with five goals and seven assists in his 40 appearances in all competitions.
Can you remember which Leeds United manager signed these players? Test your knowledge in our quiz!
This will be frustrating for Leeds in their efforts to sign him permanently.
I’ll admit that I had my doubts as to whether Harrison would be a good enough addition to the Leeds squad last season, but he’s certainly proven me wrong.
He’s likely to be one of the first names on the team-sheet at the moment, and it will be a no-brainer for Leeds to make his loan deal a permanent one in the summer.