Sky Sports pundit: Jack Harrison could have head turned as Leeds United exit bid tabled again
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Paul Robinson admits it’ll be difficult for Jack Harrison to not have his head turned by Newcastle United after a bid was reportedly tabled for the Leeds United winger.
Harrison, 25, has started the 2022/23 Premier League season in incredible form, scoring one goal and supplying three assists in three appearances and turning in a man-of-the-match-display against Chelsea last weekend.
In the wake of that 3-0 win over Chelsea, The Athletic reported on Monday (21 August) that Newcastle had made a second offer for Harrison, worth a value of over £20million.
It is understood it was rejected by Leeds, who value Harrison a lot higher with the Stoke-born winger aiming for a spot in the England squad at the World Cup in Qatar this winter.
Amid the lowball offers from St James’ Park, Robinson claims that there’s a chance Harrison will want the move to the North-East due to the potential the club is showing and also how much money he could be offered by them.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “Listen, Newcastle are going places.
“It’s well documented how much money they’ve got and are going to have in the future.
“It’s a club on the up and it’s a club who are moving forward and looking to challenge the top-half of the Premier League and get into the Champions League eventually.
“It’ll be difficult for a player to admit his head hasn’t been turned by a club like that – it’s only natural. I
“f you look at the wage structure and wage bill at Newcastle compared to Leeds. It’s nowhere near.
“When you look at the two club without the takeover at Newcastle, it’d be a sideways move. But with the way Newcastle are and the direction they’re moving in, it would be a forward move and it’d be a hard one for a player to turn down if they come knocking.
“They’ve got potential for success in the future and there’s the financial package they could offer you.
“It’s only going to be natural to have your head turned by that.”
Harrison is yet to play for England but is a solid contender for Gareth Southgate’s next squad, which will be selected in September to play Nations League matches against Italy and Germany.
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