By Saikat Mandal

2nd Aug, 2022 | 8:40pm

Leeds United brace for new bid for Jack Harrison after Newcastle United transfer development

Leeds United must be prepared as Newcastle United may come in with a new bid for winger Jack Harrison in the coming weeks.

The Magpies are looking to bolster their attacking midfield areas and they have been linked with a few players at the same time.

According to a report from Sky Sports (2 August), the Magpies have failed in their attempt to sign James Maddison from Leicester City, after their second bid of over £40million was rejected.

Leicester City are looking at a fee of around £60 million and the Magpies are unlikely to pay over the top for him. In that case, they could make another move for Harrison after their opening bid was rejected.

Foot Mercato reported on 1 August that the Magpies have submitted an offer in the region of £33m for the winger, but it was rebuffed.

Leeds are looking for an offer in the region of £40 million for the 25-year-old winger who has established himself as a key player for the Whites in the past few seasons.

Now, Harrison’s asking price is well within Newcastle’s transfer budget, and they could improve their offer to tempt Leeds into selling their prized asset.

Having lost both Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha, Leeds are unlikely to lose another key player this summer, but things could change if there’s a good offer on the table.

Leeds are reportedly looking to add another winger to their ranks [FootMercato], with Watford’s Ismaïla Sarr being targeted. If Harrison leaves, the club could be forced to add more players to their ranks.

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