Newcastle United could reach a compromise with Leeds United for Jack Harrison, The Athletic has reported. He could be one of their more realistic targets as an alternative for Moussa Diaby. The Frenchman’s club want to sell him, but the valuation could be too much for the Magpies.

Other alternatives include Raphinha (who is admired) and Club Brugge’s Noa Lang, per the same report. However, Leeds’ current price for Harrison is more than the Toon are willing to pay.

Leeds asking price for Harrison sits at around £30 million at this moment in time, which The Telegraph reported as their valuation for him last month. But Newcastle apparently may be able to secure a deal which suits all parties. Of the wingers linked with the club, the 25-year-old is possibly the cheapest of them all.

Toon legend Alan Shearer has previously described Harrison as ‘amazing’ (Premier League Productions), following Leeds’ win against West Ham in January.

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Harrison would be an improvement on Newcastle’s options out wide

If Newcastle were to reach a compromise for Harrison, it could be a strong bit of business. The winger has shown he has the tools to hang in the Premier League.

Additionally, as far alternatives for Diaby go, he’s proven in the Premier League. If he were to join, he’d definitely be the second-best winger at the club behind Allan Saint-Maximin.

The Magpies are in need of more wide options this summer. Ryan Fraser has looked a much better player since Eddie Howe’s arrival. Meanwhile, Jacob Murphy and Miguel Almiron have had their moments. But if the Toon are to push up the league next season, they’ll need that extra bit of quality.

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Leeds’ price for Harrison may sit at around £30 million, but if a lower fee can be agreed upon, that’s a good bit of business. Newcastle’s owners have been very intelligent with their business so far. Furthermore, they’ve not dived into any deals too quickly.

That appears to be how they’re approaching any potential deals for a new winger. They know which positions the Magpies need to improve and aren’t throwing money at anyone.

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