Phil Hay shares what Jesse Marsch revealed about agent of Leeds United attacker Jack Harrison
Jesse Marsch has revealed that the agent of Jack Harrison played a pivotal role in keeping him at Leeds United as he was close to moving to Leicester City.
In the pre-match press conference for the Nottingham Forest clash on 5 February, the Athletic’s Phil Hay quoted the American.
Harrison spoke to Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers and was on the cusp of moving to the King Power, but Leeeds decided to retain his services.
Hay took to Twitter to write, “Marsch on Harrison: ‘In the 11th hour, something came from Leicester. We’d been talking with Jack about renegotiating his contract. It had gone well and then stalled at moments. There were discussions about what’s best but once it came together it was clear we wanted him to stay.’
“Marsch on Harrison going to Leicester on deadline day: ‘I’m not sure of the actual details but I was in constant contact with him. His agent was helpful in the process of getting Jack to stay.’
Says the plan is now to tie Harrison to a new deal.”
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While Harrison may not have been at his best this season, he still is an important member of the squad and a vital option to have.
Marsch knows that he can feature all across the front line and that kind of versatility is needed in a long season.
Hopefully, he signs a new contract and puts to bed all speculation linking him with a move away from Elland Road.
90 Min reported on 3 February that all’s not decided over his new deal and that the player is still considering his options before signing the dotted line.
Marsch’s statements give some assurances but it could also be the club putting a contract on the table but it’s now onto Harrison to sign it.
We’re hoping that no other club comes in and turns his head as he knows that he’s not guaranteed a starting spot at Leeds.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites are now preparing to sign a former Barcelona defender in the summer and have already taken decisive steps towards sealing the deal.