Exclusive: Paul Robinson claims Leeds should sign £8m-rated ace despite 'incredible ' bad luck
We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United…
Paul Robinson has said there would be “no hesitation” in his mind about signing Jack Harrison in the summer, who he says has been “outstanding” for Leeds this season.
He added that Harrison would have had double the goals he’s got this season if it wasn’t for “incredible” bad luck that’s seen him hit the woodwork seemingly as much as he’s hit the back of the net.
Harrison has scored five goals and added seven assists in the Championship but hasn’t found the back of the net since December, despite some of his best form coming in 2020.
Leeds have an £8m option on Harrison at the end of the season.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “Jack Harrison has been absolutely outstanding this season.
“He would be a great signing… He’s grown into an absolutely fantastic player this campaign.
“Him, Ben White and Kalvin Phillips have been the three best Leeds players this season.
“Harrison has hit so much woodwork this season it’s incredible. His assists are up there and his goal rate should probably be double what he’s got, he’s just been really unlucky, but he still performs week in week out for Leeds.
“There is no hesitation in my mind about Leeds signing Harrison.”
You’d be hard pushed to find a Leeds fan who doesn’t agree with this.
Harrison has been unlucky this year but he’s still contributed a lot to Leeds’ run of five consecutive wins.
He has been incredibly unlucky though, with an xG of 0.81 against QPR, 0.77 against Millwall and 0.56 in the last game against Huddersfield. [WyScout]
At £8m, though, he represents a real bargain and we’d be surprised if Leeds didn’t make his deal permanent whatever happens this season.
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