By Joe Ellis

23rd Aug, 2022 | 9:10am

Leeds United: Jack Harrison still locked in Newcastle United transfer saga

Newcastle United are still pursuing a deal to sign Leeds United winger Jack Harrison, according to The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards.

The Athletic’s David Ornstein reported on Monday morning (22 August) that the Magpies had seen a second bid worth in excess of £20million rejected by the Elland Road club who value him much higher.

Edwards though maintains that Harrison is still firmly on Toon’s radar as they look to make late moves in the transfer window along with a host of other names such as Watford attacker Joao Pedro.

Leeds United, though, have made it abundantly clear that the winger they signed from Manchester City is not for sale whatsoever and they will stand by that until the transfer window slams shut.

Harrison’s scintillating start to the 2022-23 campaign with one goal and three assists (the same record as Kevin De Bruyne) has only strengthened Jesse Marsch’s desire to keep him at Elland Road.

Ignore them

If Newcastle’s filthy-rich owners don’t want to come up with the enormous bid that would make Victor Orta’s head turn then they can forget even bothering to make an offer.

In fact, Orta should mark the Magpies as spam in his emails folder and ignore every advance they make until it reaches a seriously impressive offer – which looks highly unlikely right now.

Marsch won’t want to let him go anyway given his superb form so far this season that has helped inspire the Whites to seven points from three games and have them sat third in the Premier League.

Harrison, Rodrigo and new recruit Brenden Aaronson have an amazing synergy already after such a short space of time playing together and losing any component of that would be a huge miss.

So even if Newcastle come up with a brilliant offer, this summer should not be the one where he leaves LS11 for Tyneside.

In other Leeds United news, Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez has been in conversation with Rodrigo over Instagram days before the two sides face-off.