Sky Sports pundit Lee Hendrie has said that Leeds United must sign attacker Jack Harrison on a permanent basis from Manchester City this summer.
The Englishman was ineligible to play over the weekend as Leeds took on his parent club Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
The Whites won the contest anyway, but if eligible, Harrison was certainly in line for a start, having impressed Marcelo Bielsa this season.
Since the Argentine took up the reins at Elland Road, Harrison has been loaned in and has featured regularly for him.
Discussing what Harrison brought to the table on Sky Sports, Hendrie said, “He’s a player that’s stood out for me. I saw a lot of him in the Championship, and he is one of those players that’s got a great attacking threat.
“For £10 million, if I had £10 million I’d buy him and have him in my over-35s side, I’ll tell you that for sure.”
Harrison is an ideal Bielsa player
To say Bielsa is fond of the 24-year-old is stating the obvious.
Since 2018, the Argentine has brought him in on loan every season, and he has done exactly what Bielsa has wanted him to.
Last season too, he played a vital role in securing promotion – adding six goals and eight assists to his tally – along with playing in each of the Whites’ 46 league appearances.
In his debut Premier League campaign he has continued to deliver impressive numbers.
With 7 goals and 5 assists in 29 appearances, only Patrick Bamford and Raphinha have had more goal contributions than Harrison.
Predominantly a left-winger, Harrison has often swapped flanks with Raphinha on the other side, giving Leeds an added gear of unpredictability while going forward.
His blistering pace not only helps the team in the final third, but he’s always there to track back and close down the ball – following Bielsa’s commands to a T.
His performances on the training pitch have seen him earn praise from captain Liam Cooper as well.
“He’s been a different class,” he said via the club’s official website.
“He went through a rough patch, but he’s got his head down. Nobody works harder than him at the training ground.”
Signing him this summer seems like a no-brainer and we’re expecting him to be at Elland Road next season on a full-time basis.
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