Leeds United v Burnley - Premier League
Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Newcastle transfer news: Leeds' stance on possibly selling Jack Harrison

It looks like Newcastle United are going to struggle to tempt Leeds into selling Jack Harrison this summer.

The winger appears to be the Magpies’ top target at the moment, after Moussa Diaby confirmed that he would be staying with Bayer Leverkusen.

Dan Ashworth is trying desperately to sign a right winger, having already made three signings so far. Matt Targett, Nick Pope and Sven Botman have arrived, but now it’s all about the attack.

Eddie Howe needs to add more goals to his side, and Harrison would certainly do that. Last season he scored 10 goals and provided two assists, while the year before he was even better. In his debut Premier League campaign, Harrison bagged eight goals and eight assists.

Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images

The 25-year-old has the quality in the final third that Newcastle are looking for, as they look to improve on their current options. Howe currently has Ryan Fraser, Miguel Almiron and Jacob Murphy who can play on the right, but none of that trio have stepped up in pre-season yet.

That has increased Newcastle’s need for a new winger, but a deal for Harrison might be impossible.

Leeds do not intend on selling Jack Harrison

According to i News, Leeds do not plan on selling the former Man City player this summer. That’s bad news for Newcastle, as it means we are going to have to look elsewhere again.

It has been reported that Jesse Marsch’s side want £35million for Harrison, but that is £10million more than what Newcastle value him at. We’ve reportedly had a £17million bid rejected for him as well.

Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images

While Leeds might have no intentions of selling Harrison, would their stance change if Newcastle came in with a £35million offer? Money talks, and that figure is not beyond the realms of possibility for the Toon owners. However, they are clearly wary of potentially overspending on players.

With a high valuation and no desire to sell, there’s surely no chance that Newcastle can negotiate a lower price. It’s a shame, as Harrison would have been a great fit at St James’ Park.

Unless Leeds’ stance changes, he won’t be wearing black and white next season.

LOGIN to Comment
LOGIN to Comment