Ex Leeds United Midfielder Believes Bielsa Will Sign This Winger Permanently: Where He Needs To Improve?

The season might have been stopped, but clubs can still plot and strategise for the upcoming summer transfer window (whenever that is). Leeds United will be hoping to get to the Premier League once the season resumes. There is no doubt that the Whites will have to reinforce their squad significantly if they get to the English top flight.

The Whites also have quite a few players on loan whose transfers are likely to be made permanent. One player on that list is Jack Harrison, and former Leeds midfielder Michael Brown does not doubt that the Yorkshire outfit will go-ahead to sign him on a permanent deal.

Brown on Jack Harrison

Speaking to Football Insider, Brown said, “He’ll be excited to try and get promotion, try and get to the Premier League and I’m sure Leeds United will be looking to get him signed permanently. With Jack Harrison, you’ve just got to turn and say he wants to play football week in, week out and that’s all he has to do.

“He’s got to keep performing in a great side under a great manager. He’s got to make himself better, and I think he’s improving at such a great rate.”

Jack Harrison of Leeds United reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Wigan Athletic at Elland Road on February 01, 2020, in Leeds, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Harrison has played in every Championship game so far for the Whites, and he has contributed with five goals and seven assists. The winger has indeed shown improvements from his first year at Elland Road, and he seems more adept in playing in Bielsa’s system. The Man City man has been one of United’s most consistent performer this campaign.

Where does Harrison need to improve?

However, it cannot be denied that he still frustrates sometimes with some of his decision making and poor finishing. Harrison often dwells on the ball too much, and that becomes his downfall sometimes. Premier League will undoubtedly be a step up for the English winger, and he will need to be more clinical if the Whites make it to the top flight.

Signing him for somewhere around £7-8m would be a good deal for the Whites. Bielsa clearly likes him as he has been the mainstay at left wing for the past two seasons now. However, Leeds should look to bring in another top left winger in the summer if they get promoted as he would add more competition for places. Harrison should be a decent player to have, but he would need to do a lot more to be effective in the Premier League. Nevertheless, a move in the summer for him looks very much on the cards, as stated by Brown.

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