Well, you can’t accuse them of not getting their business out of the way early.
Having announced last week that they weren’t going to make any deals on transfer deadline day, it seems as if plans are in place for the summer window. Now it’s just a simple matter of working out what division they’re going to be in, and whether or not they’ll be able to afford him as a result.
According to a report from Football Insider, Leeds United have plans to turn Jack Harrison’s loan into a permanent deal in the summer. The report states that the fee would be just below £10m and has already been inserted into his current loan deal, so it wouldn’t need much additional negotiation to make it happen.
I mentioned earlier that this deal might be dictated by what division they are in and what the financial outlook is at the club, but I honestly think that this should be someone that the club should buy regardless of what division Leeds are in.
If you take a look at his results last season compared to this campaign, he has already surpassed last year’s numbers with plenty of games left to go, so it’s clear to see that he has settled in with the team incredibly well and can really go from strength to strength in this system under Marcelo Bielsa.
Whilst there were fears amongst some that Bielsa would walk away from the club at the end of last season as the club didn’t get promoted, the same fears really should really be placed around the club’s key players. Phil Hay believes that Kalvin Phillips would be one of those players and given his loan status then Harrison is certainly one of those players.
And if they were to lose his levels of production in the Championship, then it would be a major step back.
Do we sign Harrison on a permanent deal this summer?
So the pressure to get promoted has just been ramped up, not just for the people in the stands, but the man in the dugout, and the players on the pitch.