Jack Harrison exit development emerges at Leeds United amid relegation release clause news
Leeds United winger Jack Harrison has emerged as a transfer target for fellow Premier League side West Ham United this summer, according to The Sun.
Harrison, 26, put pen to paper in a fresh five-year contract earlier this season after the Whites fended off interest in the attacker in the January transfer window.
The Express reported on Wednesday (24 May) that this new contract is thought to be protected by a relegation clause that could see the Englishman leave for a cut-price deal should Sam Allardyce’s side face the drop.
A mass clear-out is also on the cards in West Yorkshire, with some players facing 60% wage cuts due to particular clauses in their contracts.
Harrison has scored four goals and seven assists for Leeds this season, who face Tottenham at Elland Road this weekend (Sunday, 28 May).
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If Leeds United are relegated from the Premier League, they are likely to lose a number of first-team stars, and Harrison could be another name on that ever-growing list.
The Telegraph reported on 18 May that the Whites will have to initiate a fire sale this summer, with Willy Gnonto, Tyler Adams, Patrick Bamford, Illan Meslier and Brenden Aaronson just some of the names tipped to exit.
Losing key players such as this is an occupational hazard for a side that are relegated from the top tier, but a Harrison exit is one that would certainly not sit well with Leeds fans.
Losing him in such a brutal manner to a Premier League rival of all teams isn’t what the Whites will want to see after all the setbacks over the last 12 months.
Harrison’s future, as well as several other key players, will hinge on whether Leeds can stave off relegation with a victory against Spurs on Sunday (28 May).
In other Leeds United news, a potential fresh injury blow has emerged ahead of their crucial final-day Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur at Elland Road.