James Marshment has dropped an replace on the way forward for Leeds United winger Jack Harrison.
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In a latest put up on Twitter, the TEAMtalk editor revealed that, following Newcastle United’s rejected £18m opening bid for the 25-year-old, the previous England U21 worldwide seems to be set to stay at Elland Highway past the tip of the summer time switch window – with Jesse Marsch insistent that the attacker is pleased on the membership.
Marshment went on to state that Victor Orta is planning to play hardball in any additional negotiations with Eddie Howe’s aspect relating to the ahead, earlier than including in an additional post that Leeds’ asking value for the previous Manchester Metropolis starlet might be across the £35m mark.
In his tweet, the journalist stated: “Jack Harrison future – prone to stay with Leeds, amid insulting opening provide from Newcastle. Jesse Marsch adamant the participant stays pleased – and TEAMtalk understands the Whites are taking a troublesome stance over his future.”
Whereas it’s true that Harrison endured one thing of a below-par marketing campaign for Leeds final trip – one thing that might be stated for nearly the entire Whites’ first-team squad – the argument that letting the winger go this summer time could be a mistake is a straightforward one to make, particularly for as little as £18m.
Certainly, regardless of struggling to discover a constant vein of type over his 35 Premier League appearances final season, the £16.2m-rated ahead however nonetheless managed to attain eight objectives, register one help and create three massive possibilities for his teammates, in addition to taking a median of 1.2 photographs, making 1.2 key passes and finishing 1.5 dribbles per recreation.
Moreover, the £60k-per-week expertise greater than proved his top-flight calibre over 36 league fixtures in 2020/21, bagging eight objectives, offering eight assists and creating ten massive possibilities for his teammates, along with taking a median of 1.3 photographs, making 1.6 key passes and finishing 1.2 dribbles per outing.
These returns noticed the 25-year-old common a particularly spectacular SofaScore match score of 6.96, rating him because the Whites’ ninth-best performer within the league within the season earlier than final.
As such, it isn’t obscure why Marshment believes that promoting Harrison could be a “massive mistake” for Leeds this summer time, as it’s clear to see that when in prime type, the winger is undoubtedly one of many Whites’ most inventive and lethal attacking retailers.
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