By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

14th Jul, 2022 | 2:40pm

Pundit View: 'Astronomical wages' could lead to yet another major Leeds exit amid July update

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Paul Robinson has warned Leeds United against selling Jack Harrison but admits the winger could be on his way if an “astronomical” offer is made to him.

Harrison, 25, has been a mainstay of the Leeds starting line-up for the last four seasons but he’s been linked with a move away from Elland Road this summer.

Sky Sports journalist Lyall Thomas reported on 24 June that Tottenham are keen on signing the ex-Manchester City winger but Leeds have slapped a huge price tag on his head.

More recently, the Daily Mail reported on 9 July that Newcastle United are weighing up a bid.

Leeds have already seen Kalvin Phillips leave this summer while Raphinha is on his way to Barcelona, which leads to Robinson warning the Whites against selling too many of their top players.

“I don’t think they can continue selling their best players,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

If Kalvin Phillips, Raphinha and Harrison go, that’s three of their best players. They’ve brought in good players but they’ve lost top players and the replacements aren’t as good as the one they’ve lost.

They can’t keep doing that and at some point, they’re going to have to keep their best players.

Whether Jesse Marsch wants a complete overhaul or to bring in his own players, it’s imperative they keep Harrison.

If a huge top-four club came in and offered him Champions League football and astronomical wages, it’s difficult to keep them – like with Phillips.

But I think with Newcastle’s situation, we know they can offer big sums of money to both the club and the player but there comes a point Leeds have to keep these players unless they can get well over what he’s worth and reinvest it into the side.

The only way they can do business with Newcastle is if they can get a silly amount of money.”

Harrison scored 10 goals for Leeds last season in 38 appearances aross all competitions.

Only Raphinha outscored the Stoke-born attacker.

In other Leeds United news, Kalvin Phillips has been slammed for “patronising” Leeds fans with a gesture he made after he joined Manchester City.