Leeds United’s on-loan Manchester City winger Jack Harrison says he would be open to making his move to Elland Road permanent in the summer transfer window, if the club win promotion to the Premier League this season.
Harrison is currently in his second straight season-long loan spell with the Whites, and has so far made a total of 82 appearances in all competitions for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, who are currently top of the Championship standings, seven points clear of the play-off places with nine games of the season still to be played at some point.
It has previously been reported that Harrison’s is keen to make his move to Leeds permanent in the summer, and it seems the player himself would be willing to see that happen as well.
Speaking about his future beyond the end of this season in an interview with ESPNFC, Harrison said: “Me, myself, I want to do everything I can to help them [Leeds] get to the Premier League and hopefully I can still be with them next season.
“As a player, I always want to play at the highest level and push myself to the limit.”
Indeed, it seems Harrison would be happy to play either for his parent club or his current loan club next season, so long as he is doing so in the Premier League, with the winger adding: “I am not opposed to going back to Man City if that’s what’s required of me if that’s what is wanted. I have to be ambitious as a player as well.
“If it’s playing with Man City or wherever, or with Leeds in the Premiership next season, I’m going to try and play my best wherever it is. We’ll just have to see what happens I think.”
There are currently just over two years remaining on Harrison’s contract with City, securing his future at the Etihad Stadium until the end of the 2021/22 season.
This looks to be a big boost for Leeds.
After a slow start to his time at the club, Harrison has gradually made himself a more important figure for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, and you can certainly see why they would want to make his deal permanent.
These comments from Harrison do seem to give them the impetus to go and do that, and their current position in the Championship means you would back them to secure the promotion they may need in order to get this deal done.