Between what Newcastle United and Leeds are willing to spend for Jack Harrison, there is a sizable difference.
Over the past several days, talk of the winger moving to St. James’ Park has been more intense. This occurs after a plan to sign Moussa Diaby failed. The Frenchman, who has recently expressed his wish to stay at Bayer Leverkusen, is simply too pricey.
As a result, Newcastle must seek elsewhere, and Eddie Howe seems to be considering Harrison next.
The 25-year-old wouldn’t have the same level of notoriety as Diaby, but he would still be an improvement over what we currently have. Over the previous few years, he has demonstrated that he has an end result, and was even called ‘one of the best wingers in the league‘ by Frank Lampard.
However, Leeds won’t likely be persuaded to sell by Newcastle’s value. How much Jack Harrison will cost Newcastle
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As a point of comparison, Newcastle values him at the same level as Joe Willock, while Leeds want a cost comparable to that of Sven Botman.
The Magpies are now faced with a choice. Do they go above and above and spend what they deem to be excessively high amounts of money on Harrison? Do they switch to another target instead?
Newcastle’s need for a winger grows as the days pass. One of the final spots Howe wants to bolster this summer is this one. The club’s choice will be influenced by the fact that we also need a striker.
Even while there may be enough money to buy Harrison for more, doing so could make it more difficult for us to sign a forward.
Newcastle reportedly made a £24 million offer for the wide midfielder, according to Italian media, although that allegation seemed exaggerated.
That is what The Athletic appear to imply. According to them, Dan Ashworth has only submitted one proposal totaling £17 million, and it was turned down.
We must hope that Leeds decrease their asking price or that we put together a deal that is highly alluring because Newcastle only wants to pay £25 million for Harrison.
Newcastle’s value and the seller’s valuation, though, are vastly different, as they are with so many other targets this summer.