Newcastle United don't want to spend more than £25m on Leeds United ace Jack Harrison
Leeds are demanding £35m for Jack Harrison from Newcastle to do a deal this summer, but the Magpies only want to spend £25m according to the Northern Echo.
Eddie Howe has made a wide forward a priority for the summer transfer window and Leeds ace Harrison has emerged as a key target alongside Leicester’s Harvey Barnes and Everton’s Anthony Gordon too.
But after losing Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha already this summer, Jesse Marsch is adamant he doesn’t want to lose another key player from his squad and therefore Leeds have put a huge asking price on his head.
A report by Scott Wilson [July 24] says that Newcastle deem that price as “much too high” and have therefore put their interest on hold.
However Luke Edwards of The Telegraph says that the Magpies retain a “strong interest” in the player and could look to make a move later in the window.
Leeds are in a position of power this transfer window and have already proven to be excellent negotiators when it comes to selling their stars.
Phillips had two years remaining on his deal and the club negotiated a package worth around £45m including the arrival Darko Gyabi, while Raphinha ended up at Barcelona in a deal worth around £60m.
There is no need to sell anyone else that the manager is counting on and if Newcastle think we should drop our asking price just because they’re super rich then they’re mad.
Harrison was one of the better performers in the team after the arrival of Marsch and he’s easily worth what we’re asking for if you look at some of the other deals in the market this summer.
Hopefully the £10m discrepancy is enough for them to go elsewhere and leave us to get on with our preparations for the new season without another looming saga.
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