Why Leeds United should sign Jack Harrison permanently

According to Leeds Live, Manchester City loanee Jack Harrison is willing to stay with Leeds United beyond this summer.

Harrison, 23, who came through Manhattan Soccer Club’s youth ranks joined Manchester City in the summer of 2018. He was immediately sent on loan to Leeds United and since his arrival at Elland Road, he has established himself in Marcelo Bielsa’s starting XI.

The youngster has been in sensational form in the past two seasons and has played a crucial role in his side’s move to the top of the Championship table.

Jack Harrison has been sensational form for Leeds United in the last two seasons (Getty Images)
Jack Harrison has been sensational form for Leeds United in the last two seasons (Getty Images)

The Whites have been excellent throughout the campaign and are currently level on points with leaders West Brom in the race for automatic qualification to the Premier League. Bielsa has done a stellar job so far despite the team showing a dip in form.

However, with the season nearing its end, it’s time for the manager to make changes to his squad for next season. One area that Leeds United need to strengthen is the wide positions, where Jack Harrison and Helder Costa are the only two players available on the wings.

Harrison could make Leeds powerful in the attack

Apart from them, the Whites have only Ian Poveda, who joined in the winter from Manchester City. Thus, to make the team stronger next season, regardless of their league status, the manager should consider signing Harrison permanently.

The Englishman has repaid the faith shown in him by contributing with 4 goals and 3 assists last season and has also added 5 goals and 7 assists this term. He is Leeds’ top assist-provider this term and looks to have a bright future if he moves to Elland Road on a permanent basis.

Jack Harrison celebrates after scoring a goal (Getty Images)
Jack Harrison celebrates after scoring a goal (Getty Images)

Harrison is capable of playing on either side of the attacking unit and could be a valuable asset for the Whites in the future. He has featured in 40 games across all competitions this term and still has a lot of room for development.

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Verdict

Leeds are in dire need of wingers in their attacking unit as both the in-form players are on loan. And with Harrison in their side, they can expect him to provide them with some much-needed goals. Thus, Bielsa should not lose the 23-year-old in the summer and rather sign him for the future of the club.