Jack Harrison will 'no doubt' have summer suitors with Leeds return in doubt
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Leeds United will struggle to keep Jack Harrison this summer if his loan spell with Everton continues to show his best, according to Paul Robinson.
An injured Harrison headed to Merseyside in mid-August to complete his loan move to the Toffees. He has since recovered and is back in fine form, scoring his first goal for Sean Dyche’s side with an excellent cushioned shot from outside the area against Bournemouth on Saturday (7 October).
The 26-year-old was one of numerous Elland Road stars to back their bags for top-flight loan spells following Leeds’ relegation, but hopes of keeping the former Manchester City man are dwindling with every good performance he produces.
Robinson noted how highly he rated the forward, but warned that Leeds would do very well to keep Harrison, who has the ability to attract Premier League and European suitors.
Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “I rate Jack very highly. He was probably Leeds’ player of the season last year in a struggling side. He shone, scored goals, got assists and it was a difficult team to play in.
“I was surprised by his move to Everton, I’ll be honest. Surprised it was a loan, but I think that was because of his injury.
“He’s looked like he’s going to be more creative. He’s going to give them a different option and he will score goals and he will get assists.
“As far as where his future is, that’s down to him and how he plays this season. If Leeds come up into the Premier League next year, it would be fantastic to have him back.
“Whether he does or not is yet to be seen. I think his season at Everton will give him a plateau again to show what he can do in the Premier League and it will attract other suitors that are higher up in the Premier League.
“I have no doubt about that, whether that be the Premier League or in Europe, he can play at that level because he’s that good a player. His energy, not just going forward, but his defensive capabilities as well.
“His attitude towards his work rate on the field is, is exceptional. If he has a good season at Everton this year, it’ll be difficult for Leeds to keep hold of him next year.”
In other Leeds United news, a player has shared why he chose to leave Elland Road on loan, he is due back soon.