Leeds United stance shared as Leicester City want to sign Jack Harrison - Rob Dorsett
Leeds United have no interest in selling Jack Harrison to Leicester this month despite interest, according to Sky Sports journalist Rob Dorsett.
The Whites winger is entering the final 18 months of his contract at Elland Road and Leicester want to sign a winger this month, leading them to take a look at the former New York City ace.
But writing on his personal Twitter account (25 January), Dorsett believes a deal is unlikely to happen because Leeds have no interest in selling to a relegation rival in mid-season.
“[Leicester] interested in [Leeds] Jack Harrison as they search for a winger,” he wrote.
“Leeds don’t want to sell, especially to a relegation rival and I’ve been told Harrison keen to agree new contract at Elland Road.
“Currently has 18months left. Brazilian Tete likely to be half the cost for Leic[ester].”
Leeds have had a really good transfer window so far, bringing in Max Wober to bolster the defence and Georginio Rutter in attack.
They’re also chasing a central midfielder with both Weston McKennie and Azzedine Ounahi targeted, so then weakening the team by allowing Harrison to leave and to a relegation rival too, just seems like a weird decision.
It’s great news that Harrison wants to sign a new contract with the club, with talks expected to take place this month at some point, and it was a bit of a non-starter.
We don’t blame Leicester for trying, because Harrison is Premier League proven forward with great qualities, but we’d be made to let him go mid-season.
Injuries have been a problem this season and he provides great attacking quality and depth, so thankfully this is a good sign that the squad isn’t going to be broken up any time soon.