Jack Harrison is done at Leeds United as Jesse Marsch makes Elland Road decision
Leeds United winger Jack Harrison only managed to make the bench once again as Jesse Marsch made a strong decision against Manchester City.
In the absence of Tyler Adams, Marsch brought in Sam Greenwood in the starting line-up, as he made two changes from the side that lost 4-3 against Tottenham Hotspur prior to the World Cup break.
Harrison harbours the desire to play for the next World Cup in the USA, but he should be really worried about his situation at Elland Road. To be fair, it feels like he is done at Leeds.
The 26-year-old has a contract at the club until 2024, but there has been no indication that he will sign a new deal.
The emergence of Greenwood and Crysencio Summerville has given Jesse Marsch more options in the attacking areas, and Harrison appears to be gradually frozen out.
He has managed only one goal and three assists this season in the Premier League in 13 appearances this season.
Harrison may not be Leeds’ most impressive or standout winger, but he brings a lot more to the side with his handwork and energy.
It comes as a big surprise that he was not picked for big games against Liverpool and Manchester City when such games are tailor-made for Harrison. He is a tireless runner who puts in a solid defensive shift, but Marsch probably demands more from him.
Has it anything to do with his transfer situation? During the summer window, he was heavily linked with a move to Newcastle United but his £30 million price tag [Daily Telegraph, 13 June] proved to be too much for Eddie Howe’s summer budget.
His lack of participation will only fuel speculation over his future, and at the moment, it feels like his time at Elland Road could be coming to an end.
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