Chris Waugh reports update on Leeds United winger Jack Harrison links with Newcastle
Newcastle United could reach a compromise with Leeds United over winger Jack Harrison this summer, according to journalist Chris Waugh.
The Magpies are in the market to sign a player in the final third in order to bolster their forward line ahead of next season in the Premier League.
The Toon Army have been linked with a host of players, including the likes of Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Reims’ Hugo Ekitike and Armando Broja from Chelsea.
One of those targets has been Harrison and according to Waugh, a deal could be reached for the departure of the winger between the clubs despite Leeds demanding more money than Newcastle are willing to offer.
“A more realistic target [for Newcastle] may prove to be Jack Harrison,” he wrote in an article for The Athletic. “Newcastle were considering activating his relegation release clause had Leeds United been relegated.
“Although the Yorkshire club’s asking price is more than Newcastle are willing to pay, a compromise could be reached.”
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The news will definitely going to be a concerning one for Leeds fans as they would not want to see three key players leaving in the same market and all potential to league rivals.
Harrison has had a pretty decent Premier League career so far, scoring 16 goals and providing nine assists across 71 appearances [Transfermarkt].
His main responsibility is to create chances for his attackers and keep the opponent defenders on their toes.
Even though the 25-year-old prefers to play on the left wing, he can play equally well on the other wing because of his trickery and pace.
His biggest strength is to isolate the opponent’s fullbacks and give the platform for his fullback to create an overlapping run.
Therefore, he isn’t just a winger who scores goals, he can also be a big part in goal-scoring moves based on his incredible vision and awareness.
Those qualities are priceless, to say the least, and therefore, the management must ensure that they keep the player regardless of the offer on the table.
In other Leeds news, the club are ready to table a £12.9m bid for Tyler Roberts according to a report