Manchester City winger Jack Harrison reportedly wants to turn his loan move to Leeds United permanent.
Jack Harrison Wants to Make Leeds United Stay Permanent
Two Years of Loan Deals
The 23-year-old is currently on loan at United for the second successive season.
During his time at Elland Road, Harrison has become a near-permanent fixture in the Leeds starting XI.
As a result of his impressive performances, Football Insider claims that Harrison wants to stay at Leeds United permanently.
The report adds that the Yorkshire outfit have made plans to keep Harrison, including a permanent option in his loan deal terms.
They say that Leeds could purchase the winger for a bargain fee of just under £10 million.
Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa has shown immense faith in the forward during his time at Elland Road.
The 23-year-old has started all 32 of Leeds’ Championship fixtures this season, contributing five goals and six assists.
Harrison’s deal with City expires in the summer of 2022.
If he was return to the Etihad, it is unlikely that he would be anywhere near Pep Guardiola’s starting eleven.
If he was to stick it out with Leeds United, however, he could continue to play regularly and potentially feature in the top-flight – if the Whites are to achieve promotion this season.
Having started his career in the MLS with Chicago Fire, his best option to continue his development would be with Leeds.
After joining City in January 2018, he was immediately sent on loan to Middlesbrough.
Since Argentine Bielsa’s arrival at Elland Road, Harrison has made 77 appearances for the club.
Speaking of Harrison’s future, Bielsa said: “He’s a player who has improved a lot.
“A player with a high physical performance, and uses both feet to play.
“He has good skills to combine passes with his teammates and demand the ball.
“Big teammate. Big colleague of all of us. A player who is an optimist, good energy.
“Pleasure working with him, and he really deserves the change of quality he got in this process.”