According to former Whites goalkeeper Paul Robinson, Leeds United winger Jack Harrison may be persuaded to join Newcastle United this summer.
Harrison has been connected to a move to Newcastle.
The Magpies haven’t had a very exciting summer, but the acquisition of Alexander Isak just before the deadline is unquestionably a huge indication of purpose.
Harrison, who has developed into a crucial player for Leeds in recent years, has been one person who has often been linked with a transfer to St James’ Park. Harrison has scored 29 goals in 169 appearances.
As Newcastle looks to improve its offensive options following the injury to Callum Wilson, this rumour just won’t go away.
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“Hear me out, Newcastle is making waves.
“How much money they have and will have in the future has been extensively documented. It’s a team that is growing, one that is trying to challenge the top half of the Premier League and eventually qualify for the Champions League.
It will be hard for a player to acknowledge that a club of that calibre hasn’t turned his head. When compared to Leeds, Newcastle’s salary structure and cost of labour are more expensive. It is not even close.
“Without Newcastle’s takeover, there would be a sideways slide between the two teams,” said the author. However, given the state of Newcastle and their trajectory, it would be a forward move and difficult for a player to decline if they came knocking.
“They might give you a financial deal and have the ability to succeed in the future. Your head is going to turn naturally in response to it.
Conclusion: A major setback for Leeds?
Harrison is a player who has consistently delivered high-quality play from wide areas over an extended time, helping Leeds escape the Championship before continuing his form in the Premier League.
The former Manchester City player’s prominence is shown by his 74 Premier League appearances in little over two and a half years, even if he may not have always stood out as much as other strikers like Raphinha and Patrick Bamford.
Harrison is impressive in both wide positions and as a centre offensive midfielder thanks to his adaptability and endurance, and losing him would be a major loss given the league this season has seen an average of 2.3 tackles per game.