Date: 19th March 2020 at 7:20am
Written by: Zak Roome

Many Leeds United fans have been left in awe of Jack Harrison’s performances in 2019/20, with one suggesting the Manchester City loanee has been our Player of the Year so far.

Harrison returned for a second spell at Elland Road, having enjoyed a mixed 2018/19 with four goals and four assists in all competitions but often also finding himself on the receiving end of endless criticism.

The less-than-stellar reviews have continued to flood social media this term, but the tides have turned recently after LUFC Data noted that the 23-year-old has created 76 goal-scoring opportunities, 14 of which have been big chances, on route to his seven assists.

He has also completed more successful take-ons (69) in the Championship this season than any of the players boss Marcelo Bielsa called on to feature over the entire 2018/19 campaign.

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Harrison’s efforts have been suggested to be enough to warrant Director of Football Victor Orta taking up our option to buy him from Man City in the summer, which is reportedly worth Β£8million.

As well as creating 76 goal-scoring opportunities, Harrison has converted five of his total 62 shots, of which 14 have come from outside the box and 20 have been on target, per WhoScored data.

Of the 57 that have not found a way past opposing goalkeepers, Sofa Score note that 11 were big chances to score, while recording the Stoke-on-Trent born winger as having played 1.0 accurate crosses (22%) per Championship game, along with making 1.9 successful dribbles (58%), winning 4.7 total duels (42%) and losing possession 18.4 times.

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Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to LUFC Data’s post…

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