MOT Leeds News conducted an exclusive interview with Football Finance expert Kieran Maguire, getting his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United – listen to the Price of Football podcast here.
Football Finance expert Kieran Maguire has claimed that Leeds United sealing another loan move for Jack Harrison will benefit all parties.
The Whites could have signed the 23-year-old permanently for £8million this summer, but instead have opted to negotiate another loan move with Manchester City.
Harrison himself confirmed that he would be at Elland Road next season during ESPN’s coverage of the Championship play-off final on Tuesday.
The Athletic’s Phil Hay reported that there is another obligation-to-buy in this loan deal, but Leeds will have to spend £10million this time to make his move permanent – something we asked Maguire to explain.
Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Maguire claimed, “It could be they want to make some permanent transfers for other positions.
“Loan deals often work for all parties and Manchester City themselves may want the flexibility of another loan deal.”
This makes sense. For Leeds, it means having more money available for summer transfers. Man City get what’s effectively a £2m loan fee for a player they will still get another £8m for.
Harrison was much better in his second spell in West Yorkshire compared to the first season, and if he improves again in the Premier League, Leeds will get themselves a bargain next summer.
The City winger was involved in double the number of goals in his second spell compared to his first, becoming a pivotal part of Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Not only that, but Harrison was also better in every department – completing more shots, key passes and dribbles in every game according to WhoScored.
A successful season in the Premier League will see his value soar.
With COVID-19 affecting the finances of all clubs, this could turn out to be a masterstroke by Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani.
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