By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

24th Sep, 2022 | 10:10am

Pundit predicts Jack Harrison head to turn at Leeds United after what he saw flash up on Sky Sports News

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 wants Leeds United to make Jack Harrison one of the best-paid players at Elland Road due to how well he’s playing in the Premier League this season.

Harrison, 25, has scored one goal and supplied three assists in six Premier League appearances this term with only Kevin De Bruyne [6] and Bukayo Saka [4] creating more goals than the Leeds winger.

Robinson saw that stat on Sky Sports News and believes it shows Harrison to be one of the top wide players in English football right now.

And in order to stop him from wanting to move elsewhere after bids from Newcastle in the summer [The Athletic], Robinson has urged Leeds to stump up a contract offer that would see Harrison become one of the highest earners on the books at Elland Road.

“They should definitely try to iron a new contract out [in this international break],” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

“Look at where he is in the chart for assists. Not just for Leeds but in the whole of the Premier League.

He’s third for assists, it flashed up on Sky Sports News this morning.

For assists, he’s there or thereabouts so his value is only going to increase. And obviously, his head is going to get turned at some point – if it hasn’t already.

For Leeds, they have to protect themselves and protect the asset, which is the player.

If the player will sign a new contract then they have to reward him financially because he’s performing.

He needs to be on the level of other top earners in the team.

I don’t know for sure but I suspect Patrick Bamford is up there and Kalvin Phillips was.

Harrison has to be up there and be one of the top earners because of the way he’s playing.”

Harrison’s current deal at Leeds expires in 2024, meaning that he’ll be in the final year of his contract by the time the next summer transfer window opens.

That’ll leave Leeds in a weakened position if it comes to any transfer negotiations as Newcastle are bound to continue monitoring the ex-Manchester City player.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are increasingly likely to sign this attacker on a free transfer in 2023.