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Jack Harrison offers update on chances of signing for Leeds permanently

Nathaniel Kay February 5, 2021
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Jack Harrison has spoken on the Futbol with Grant Wahl podcast about whether he may sign a permanent deal with Leeds United.

Harrison entered into his third successive season with Leeds on loan from Manchester City following their promotion to the Premier League.

And inevitably there are questions about whether the flying forward will stay indefinitely with Marcelo Bielsa’s side.   

“Leeds have been incredible to me, I’ve developed a lot whilst I’ve been here”, Harrison admitted.

“We always joke that I’m going to come back for a fourth year on loan.

“I think this summer something is already in place, my agent knows more about all of this stuff than I do.”

His journey to joining Leeds has not been ordinary. Harrison played for Liverpool and Manchester United during his youth career before crossing the pond to play MLS Football with New York City.

Manchester City snapped him up from their sister club but immediately sent him out on loan to Middlesbrough.

He is yet to make an appearance for City but has instead applied his efforts to Leeds. The 24-year-old featured in every Championship game last season as a pivotal part of their title victory.

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Leeds have been a breath of fresh air for England’s top division. They provide entertainment to fans and rivals alike, even if results do not always go their way.

This has been epitomised by Harrison’s quality contribution. He has scored five goals and assisted a further four from 22 league games so far.

Another of his qualities is his ability to be played across a variety of positions, a skill Bielsa insists on in his team.

Whether at right wing, left wing or even left back, Harrison has shown he can confidently perform wherever he’s required.  

Bielsa demands a lot of his players and some critics have suggested that it caused players to burn out in 2018/19.

Having been in the driving seat for majority of the year, they dropped into the play-offs and eventually lost to Derby County.

But the Whites and Harrison have bounced back quite brilliantly.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.