By Craig Scott

17th Jul, 2022 | 2:10pm

Newcastle United ready formal move for Leeds United star Jack Harrison amid £35m transfer reveal

Newcastle United are ready to make a “formal move” to sign Leeds United winger Jack Harrison, according to the Northern Echo.

The newspaper reported via their website on Sunday (17 July) that Leeds, however, are adamant they will not be selling Harrison, 25, this summer after already losing Kalvin Phillips to Manchester City and Raphinha to Barcelona.

It is understood that if Leeds do well Harrison, they’d want more than £35million for the Stoke-born winger, who played a vital role the Whites avoiding relegation from the Premier League last season.

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe is said to be a “strong admirer” of Harrison because of his creativity and work rate.

However, the Northern Echo claims that Leeds’ board are under no pressure to cash in on Harrison after he was signed permanently from Manchester City last year on a three-year contract.

Hands off

While it would be a great deal for Leeds to get £35million for Harrison, we really cannot afford to see this squad of players torn apart more than it has done.

Not many players were more vital for Leeds last season than the former Manchester City attacker.

Only Raphinha outscored Harrison with the Stoke-born ace netting 10 times in 38 appearances across all competitions.

Harrison grabbed a memorable hat-trick away against West Ham in the Premier League in January and popped up with the match-winning goal at Brentford on the final day of the campaign to help the Whites stay up.

Leeds didn’t lose when Harrison scored last season. In fact, they won all but one of the seven matches he found the back of the net in.

He’s a good player who keeps on developing and we’re lucky to have him.

If Newcastle do bid £35million for him, there’ll be a tough decision to be made.

But unless that price is met, the Whites don’t have to consider selling yet another one of their star men.

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