Jack Harrison has revealed that he will be returning to Leeds United to play for Marcelo Bielsa again next season.
The 23-year-old winger has spent the last two seasons on loan at Elland Road from Manchester City, earning 91 appearances across all competitions and playing a key role in the side that won the Championship title this year.
LeedsLive journalist Beren Cross has reported that Harrison is set to join Leeds on a third loan deal this summer. The Athletic journalist Phil Hay has added that this third loan agreement includes an option to buy clause for around £10million next summer.
Harrison has now seemingly revealed that the rumours about his future are true and that he will be a Leeds United player for their first season back in the Premier League after 16 years.
“I’ll be there again next season, so it’s exciting to go back and do it all again in a few weeks,” he said, as quoted by LeedsLive.
All we need to do now is to wait for Leeds to confirm the deal and hopefully they will offer some clarity on the option to buy clause and why he wasn’t signed permanently this summer.
With the coronavirus pandemic hitting clubs hard in the pocket, we guess that is the reason why the permanent transfer has been delayed a year but that does throw a bit of a spanner into the works for Leeds.
Premier League rules say you can only sign two players on loan from other Premier League clubs – and Harrison will be one of them.
Leeds have made the most of the loan market in the last few years with the club having Helder Costa (Wolves), Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal), Ben White (Brighton) and Harrison all on loan from top-flight sides last season.
They won’t be able to do that this summer but they could explore loan signings from abroad or try their hand at unearthing bargain buys who can strengthen the first-team on a full-time basis.
In other Leeds United news, fans of this Premier League club are urging Leeds to sign one of their players.