Leeds United may have endured a turbulent season but one player who has caught the attention of Premier League clubs is Jack Harrison. The 26-year-old winger was set to join Leicester City in January but the deal fell through at the last minute, and it now appears this summer could be the ideal time for Leeds to cash in on their prized asset.
Harrison arrived at Elland Road three years ago on loan from Manchester City but made his move permanent last year for just £11m. Despite a productive start to the season, his form has tailed off in recent weeks, failing to score in his last 18 appearances. However, his inconsistency seems to have done little to deter potential suitors, with Leicester reportedly valuing him at £20m in January.
The fact that Harrison’s value has increased by a whopping 546% since 2018, when he was valued at just £3m, speaks volumes for his potential. Should Leeds decide to sell him this summer, they could expect to recoup a significant portion of their expenditure, which would be a welcome boost for their financial situation.
Of course, Leeds fans will be reluctant to let go of one of their few bright sparks this season, but the reality is that the club needs wholesale changes if they are to avoid another relegation battle next season. Harrison may well be a luxury they can no longer afford, especially if his performances continue to be erratic.
The key for Leeds is to ensure they get the best possible price for Harrison and reinvest the money wisely in the squad. With a number of high-profile exits expected at Elland Road this summer, including that of Bielsa’s successor, Javi Gracia, this could be a pivotal moment in their rebuilding phase. Harrison may not be the saviour they were hoping for, but his potential sale could certainly pave the way for a brighter future.