By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

27th Aug, 2022 | 7:10am

We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United...

Paul Robinson can see why Leeds United would demand as much as £60million for Jack Harrison with lowball bids being rejected for the winger this summer.

The Athletic reported on Monday (22 August) that Newcastle United saw a bid rejected for Harrison, 25, for the second time this summer after their latest offer reached over £20million.

After that, Sky Sports journalist Lyall Thomas wrote on Sky Sports’ Transfer Centre on Tuesday (23 August, 11:45am) that Leeds “value him even higher than £60m“.

Robinson believes Leeds are well within their rights to demand such a high fee for Harrison in the last week of the summer transfer window because they have no need to sell him.

Speaking to MOT Leeds News, the former goalkeeper said: “If Leeds are in a position where they don’t have to sell, they can ask for whatever they want.

Look at Marc Cucurella and Brighton and what Chelsea paid for him – it was a bigger transfer fee than what Manchester City paid for Erling Haaland.

Chelsea paid more for a left-back than City did for a striker.

It all depends on who’s coming into the market and who’s doing the bidding.

When you’re dealing with the likes of Newcastle and Chelsea, you know the clubs are well off so you make sure you get the highest price.

Leeds don’t have to sell Jack Harrison so they need to make it difficult and get the highest price they can. But also they need to do it in a way where they get the manager money in time to use it before the window closes.”

Harrison has started this season brilliantly, supplying an assist in each of his three Premier League appearances while also getting on the scoresheet in the 3-0 win over Chelsea at the weekend.

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