Leeds United want over £60million for in-form winger Jack Harrison amid interest from Tottenham and Newcastle United, according to Sky Sports journalist Lyall Thomas.
Harrison, 25, has started the new season incredibly and was the man of the match in the 3-0 win against Chelsea at Elland Road on Sunday (21 August) when scored his first goal of the campaign and supplied an assist for Rodrigo with an inch-perfect free-kick.
The Athletic reported on Monday (22 August) that Newcastle have bid twice for Harrison with their most recent offer being worth over £20million.
However, according to Thomas, it’ll take a huge sum of money for the Whites to consider selling the former Manchester City attacker.
Writing on Sky Sports’ Transfer Centre on Tuesday (23 August, 11:45am), Thomas said: “Jack Harrison at Leeds is another one on their summer wish-list but Leeds are thought to value him even higher than £60m, and Newcastle have also been in interested in both players (Anthony Gordon).”
We’re definitely not going to get that kind of money for Harrison.
However, that’s the point. Leeds are making it very clear to everyone that the winger isn’t for sale.
Harrison has another two years left on his contract so there’s no massive rush to sell him right away – although that contract situation does need to be resolved.
He’s in very good form so why would Leeds sell him at this stage of the summer when clubs like Spurs and Newcastle have had the funds for months to be able to make a move?
We’ve already seen Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips leave this summer so we’re not going to sell another star player at this stage.
Spurs and Newcastle would be out of their minds and be completely desperate to meet Leeds’ demands for Harrison.
However, if they do come in with an offer of £60million, it’ll certainly cause some headaches at Elland Road.
We doubt it will happen though and Harrison will remain a Leeds player for at least another year.
But his contract does need to be sorted out and that could be why clubs are lowballing offers as they know we might be forced into a sale next summer.
In other Leeds United news, Harry Redknapp has reacted to the latest news regarding Harrison’s future at Leeds.