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Paul Robinson has said that you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone as good as Jack Harrison for £10m, as Leeds close in on a permanent deal for the winger.
Leeds were expected to sign Harrison on a permanent deal last summer but the club opted instead to kick his option down the road for another season.
They now have an option to sign him in the summer for around £10m and Robinson claims that is an “absolute bargain”.
the option is in Leeds’ favour. £10m or thereabouts. Should go through at the end of the season.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) November 4, 2020
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “i think he’s a top player and he’s an absolute bargain at the price Leeds are going to pay for him.
“It’s been clever business by Leeds, kicking his option down the road for a year and keeping him on loan.
“They’re now in a position where they’ve got more Premier League money and more money from investors.
“It meant they could spend the money they spent last summer and sign Harrison this summer, and at £10m you’d be hard-pressed to find a better player than him.
“I think it’s a great signing, a really great buy for Leeds.
“He’s had ups and downs this season but he’s a top-quality winger who would cost a lot more on the open market.”
Harrison has been at Leeds on loan for so long that a lot of fans think he is a permanent player.
However, everyone is expecting Harrison to finally complete his move this summer.
Athletic journalist Phil Hay said the deal “should go through at the end of the season.”
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