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Report: Premier League rivals want Leeds man


Last week, we discussed potential interest from European clubs in Leeds United winger Jack Harrison. Now, in the latest reports from The Telegraph, Leeds’ Premier League rivals Leicester City are joining the list of clubs interested in the long-term Leeds first teamer.

Harrison, 26, played three seasons on-loan at Leeds from Man City, before signing permanently for a reported fee of £11 million in 2021. In 185 appearances at the Whites, he has registered 29 goals and 28 assists for the club [via Transfermarkt].

In the latest transfer speculation, Leicester City manager Brendan Rogers is said to be eyeing up a move for the winger, who has 18 months remaining on his contract at Elland Road.

Reports have suggested that in the past Leeds have been unwilling to listen to offers that did not meet a valuation in the region of £30 – 35 million for Harrison, rejecting pursuits from Newcastle United last summer [via the Daily Mail].

Leicester currently sit 14th in the Premier League, level on points with Leeds but one place ahead on goal difference – though Jesse Marsch’s side has a game in hand.

Leeds’ attacking options are definitely looking more stacked than they did at the beginning of the 2022-23 campaign. The emergence of Willy Gnonto and Crysencio Summerville has been well documented, Rodrigo and Patrick Bamford and more-than-capable strikers, Luis Sinisterra is returning from injury and Georginio Rutter has just signed for a club record fee.

While there is more competition, I would be slow to write Jack Harrison off. He’s been an excellent servant for the club and seems to be a great character off the field as well. Despite a promising start to the season, his form did dip before picking up an injury, so it has been an inconsistent campaign for him so far.

However, he has looked sharp over the past few weeks, and we’re well aware that he has a high level of talent. It would be great to see him put a good run of form together and help Leeds move up the table. I definitely would be against letting him go to another Premier League side, as that sounds like a move that would come back to bite us.

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