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Paul Robinson has said that at £10m, Jack Harrison represents a significant bargain and that it would be a no-brainer to complete the transfer in the summer.
Leeds had an option to sign the 24-year-old in the summer but decided to take him on another season-long loan instead.
That involved an increased option, thought to be around the £10m mark, up from £8m before.
Robisnon said that was “clever business” on Leeds’ part but urged them to make Harrison a permanent player in the summer.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “It was clever business in the first place to delay the signing for another year.
“It gave Leeds a chance to see how they got on in the first season back in the Premier League and gives them potentially more funds to spend in the summer.
“I think the player he has developed into, not just on the field, but his stature and physical fitness, I think he’s becoming an all-round key component of this Bielsa side.
“I like Jack, he’s got a lot of talent, he’s got speed, he’s direct, scores goals, creates goals and for that price tag I think it’s an absolute no-brainer.
“They have to make that signing.”
Harrison has started every Premier League game this season, bar the Man City game which he was ineligible to play in.
He’s scored three goals and added four assists and has been unlucky not to get more attacking returns.
He’s still inconsistent but when he’s good he’s unstoppable.
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