According to a recent report from Leeds Live, Leeds United are keen on signing Jack Harrison permanently if they secure a move to the English top flight. If they miss out on promotion, then it is unlikely that the Whites would have the financial muscle to sign him permanently.
Harrison has been on loan from Manchester City for almost two seasons now, and the winger must be accustomed to playing under Marcelo Bielsa. The 23-year-old has shown improvements from last season, and he has been one of the most effective players for the Whites in the attacking third this campaign.
It does not take a footballing genius to figure out that given the quality which Manchester City have at their disposal, Harrison is unlikely to come close to playing first-team football at the Etihad. Hence, a decision regarding his future could be taken in the summer. The report doesn’t mention what kind of money City would demand for the English winger.
Jack Harrison’s season so far
Harrison has made 35 appearances in all competitions this season, and he has contributed with five goals and six assists. Even though he has been one of the better performers for Leeds in the attacking third this campaign, there have been question marks over his ability to produce the final product.
Should Leeds United sign Jack Harrison if they get promoted?
Given the attacking style of play which United deploy, someone like Harrison should be getting more attacking returns. The 23-year-old has been guilty of missing chances, and he needs to improve on his shooting and decision making in the final third. Harrison often wanders around and holds the ball too long instead of picking the right pass or taking a shot from the edge of the box.
We think that Harrison can be a decent squad player for the Whites at Elland Road if they move up to the Premier League. If United get promoted, then they should look for an upgrade over Harrison. The Englishman showcases excellent endeavour, and he can carry the ball well from the left. However, the winger has left a lot to be desired in terms of his attacking contributions.
If a winger is failing to score 15 odd goals in the Championship especially in an attacking team like Leeds, then he would struggle further in the Premier League. At the Premier League level, Leeds will not be able to carve out their usual number of chances, and they would need to be clinical. Harrison has nine goals in 77 appearances for the Yorkshire giants, and at best, he would only be good enough to be a backup in the top flight.
If Leeds United can get him for around £4m-£6m in the summer, then he would be worth going after. Otherwise, the Whites should look at somewhere else.
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