Leeds United to offer Jack Harrison new deal in next two months
Leeds United will reportedly be looking to offer a new deal to attacker Jack Harrison in two months after a summer of links with Newcastle.
According to former Eurosport journalist Dean Jones, the Whites were defiant that they did not want to sell him with Newcastle believed to be one of the teams keen on signing him.
With both Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha leaving, Leeds managed to keep hold of the 25-year-old beyond the deadline and now they will be hoping that he puts men to paper on a new deal.
Jones told Give Me Sport, “When Newcastle were linked with him, I was constantly told it would not happen as he was too highly rated, and now I’m being told that we should definitely expect a new contract in the next two months or so.”
Harrison is arguably the best player at Leeds and they cannot afford to sell him for at least the next two seasons.
With two big names out of the door a rebuild is certainly required at Elland Road and Jesse Marsch has been backed with the players this summer.
However, to build a squad, certain players need to be front and centre of those plans and we believe that the highly-rated Englishman is one of Marsch’s picks of the bunch.
He’s started this season so well that many felt he deserved to be called up by England, but unfortunately, Gareth Southgate picked players who are out of form and not able to get the regular goals and assists numbers as Harrison.
We’re hoping that this one is a relatively straightforward affair and there’s a good chance that they even put a release clause in his deal, but if that gets him to stay longer, then it’s something they must do.