Leeds United star Jack Harrison highly unlikely to leave as Newcastle frustration grows
Newcastle are facing frustration in the final days of the transfer window with Leeds United star Jack Harrison going nowhere, Luke Edwards now reports.
The Magpies have been after the English winger for much of the transfer window and have had two bids rejected for him [The Athletic].
Despite an emphatic recent denial from owner Andrea Radrizzani, Telegraph journalist Edwards was still reporting on Monday (22 August) that Harrison remained “in play” for a St James’ Park move, but he has changed that position now.
Writing on Twitter on Tuesday evening (23 August) Edwards said after commenting on Newcastle also struggling on Joao Pedro: “Nine days of the window to go. Jack Harrison also highly unlikely to leave Leeds in this window. Options are reducing.”
The 25-year-old has had a wonderful start to the season and is a big part of why the Whites are still unbeaten and currently sit third in the Premier League.
He has assisted a goal in every game so far before adding the third in the showpiece win over Chelsea on Sunday (21 August).
Message gets through
Newcastle have never even been close to the valuation that United have for Harrison, and although there appeared to be some possibility that the situation was pushing the club into a corner during the preseason when he didn’t fully shut down exit talk, that ship has sailed.
The excellent start to the season has only increased Jesse Marsch and the board’s determination to keep hold of one of their key players, so his valuation will have gone up with every game.
If Eddie Howe’s side were previously unwilling to go past £20million then they have no chance of getting up to what it would take to make the Whites consider it.
There are still question marks up front, but Harrison is combining with Rodrigo and Brenden Aaronson currently to make up one of the most in-form attacking trios in the top flight.
It’s taken them ages at Newcastle to realise it but if there was a possibility to land the former Manchester City man that window has closed, even if the transfer window itself hasn’t quite yet.