By Mark Smith

29th Sep, 2022 | 12:10pm

Leeds United: No doubt Jack Harrison could be first into boardroom as contract talks take centre stage

Jack Harrison could be the first player called into the Leeds United boardroom to settle and sign a new contract at Elland Road in the coming months, according to Beren Cross.

The Leeds Live journalist admitted that Andrea Radrizzani made it clear that he wants the winger to stay after turning down bids from Newcastle over the summer.

Cross insisted that taking away the chance for a player to earn more elsewhere usually means that it needs to be followed up with new contract talks and a raise in West Yorkshire.

Jesse Marsch also made his feelings clear over the summer in many interviews, admitting he is a big fan of the winger and what he is doing at Elland Road.

Harrison has played himself into England contention ahead of the World Cup, with his ability to create chances alongside his goal and assist record among the best in the Premier League.

A new contract as well as his first international call-up could make it the perfect season for the winger after he has become so important for the Whites in his five years at the club.

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Get it done.

This has to be an absolute priority at Elland Road.

Harrison has been superb since our return to the Premier League, becoming the standout Englishman in the entire division in terms of returns despite big recognition.

That had seemingly also gone under the radar at other clubs too until this summer when Newcastle were the first to show interest and even put money on the table.

Radrizzani spelt it out clear that the winger was going nowhere, but he must see that as a warning shot and something that must kickstart these contract talks.

Putting more money on the table as well as his big role at Elland Road should be more than enough to keep Harrison where he is, and reward him for his massive rise after initially struggling in the Championship when joining.

Now, he is one of the main men alongside Luis Sinisterra, and he must be given that wage hike to highlight that, because we have seen that other clubs would be more than happy to do that.

Get it done, Radz.

In other Leeds United news, the club should avoid a £31.5m deal for this PL winger after reports linked him with Elland Road