By Anthony Onifade

14th Mar, 2023 | 7:10pm

Jack Harrison could be tempted by Newcastle United move if Leeds United suffer relegation

Leeds United forward Jack Harrison could be tempted by a move to Newcastle United if the club suffer relegation to the Championship, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The 26-year-old has long been a target of the Magpies, with the Tyneside outfit seeing a bid for the forward rejected in back in August [The Athletic, 22 August].

Harrison has also attracted interest from Leicester City during the January transfer window, with the jet-heeled winger almost joining the Foxes but a move was blocked at the last minute by Whites part-owners 49ers Enterprises.

The West Yorkshire outfit are currently in talks with Harrison to extend his deal [The Phil Hay Show, 6 March 25m 6s] as confirmed by the Yorkshire Evening Post [14 March] but the former Manchester City star could be tempted by a move away should the Whites suffer relegation.

The report writes: “Harrison has attracted interest from across the top flight and could well be on his way out if the Whites don’t get him to put pen to paper. With the winger’s deal set to expire in 2024, multiple reports have claimed that the club are in advanced talks over a new contract.

“However, his situation could depend on whether Leeds can stay in the Premier League as a potential move to Newcastle United could prove very tempting.”

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The Whites simply cannot afford to lose their best players this summer, as much as they cannot afford to suffer relegation come the end of the season.

They do say, prevention is better than cure and the club must ensure at all costs that they pick up the points necessary to secure their Premier League safety just as they did last season.

Players like Harrison do not come around often, but it isn’t just the former Manchester City man that they are in danger of losing should they drop down to the Championship.

Reports claiming that the forward is currently in talks with the club over a new deal feels so fleeting considering the club’s precarious position in the league table.

Again, prevention of PL relegation is better than trying to locate a cure for suffering the hurt of it. A rebuild and immediate jump back into the English top flight could take years.

In other Leeds news, the club are set to finalise a first-team transfer this month with negotiations over a contract ongoing.

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