Newcastle’s first Jack Harrison bid was rejected last month, and now an improved bid has also been turned down by Leeds.
That’s according to the Athletic, who state that the Magpies made a fresh move for the winger last week. However, it has already been rejected.
Harrison emerged as a major target for Eddie Howe after a bid to land Moussa Diaby collapsed. However, even the Leeds winger looked set to cost too much.
Newcastle’s first offer was worth £20million in total, but it wasn’t enough to tempt Leeds into a sale. And neither was our latest bid.
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The Athletic state that Newcastle launched a fresh offer last week, worth in excess of £20million. However, it still wasn’t enough for Leeds to accept.
That’s a real shame, as Harrison would be a sensational signing for Eddie Howe. Even before the new season started, he looked like a player who would thrive at St James’ Park. He’s had two great seasons in the Premier League.
But the way he has started season number three is remarkable, and has served as an immediate reminder of how good a signing he would be for Newcastle.
Harrison has started the new campaign in blistering form. He already has one goal and three assists. He’s created one goal in each of Leeds’ opening three games, then scored his first in the impressive 3-0 win over Chelsea.
His assist for Rodrigo against Chelsea was brilliant, with the Spaniard heading home Harrison’s ‘absolutely magnificent‘ cross in the words of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
The winger’s early season form shows why Newcastle want him. It also highlights why Jesse Marsch is desperate to keep him.
The Magpies clearly have a lot of transfer pursuits still on the go. The Harrison trail had gone very quiet until this report from the Athletic claiming a new bid.
Given how well he’s playing, it wouldn’t be surprising if Newcastle move for Harrison again. They may suddenly value him higher, having previously wanted to pay no more than £25million.
But, as it stands, Harrison won’t be joining Newcastle. A second offer has been rejected, and he is proving game after game why Leeds desperately need to keep him.