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Paul Robinson has urged Leeds United to tie Jack Harrison to a new contract, with the winger’s existing terms set to expire in 2024.
Harrison, 25, has enjoyed a superb start to the season for Los Blancos, making his way to England with one goal and three assists in six Premier League appearances.
However, the former Manchester City striker, who attracted offers from Newcastle in the summer transfer window [The Athletic]will enter the final year of his contract at Leeds next summer, meaning the Yorkshire giants are in a weakened position if it comes to making more offers.
Robinson believes it is mutually beneficial for Harrison to sign a new contract, saying Leeds would be able to demand a huge transfer fee for the winger if the Magpies revive their interest.
Talk to WORD Leeds NewsRobinson said: “Harrison is a player they have to keep under control.
“Leeds fought off interest from Newcastle and apparently Everton as well and they couldn’t afford to let him and Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips go.
“Jack is the kind of player who gains confidence, he fits well into Jesse Marsch’s system and the manager clearly likes him, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t extend his contract.
“Leeds should keep him at the club for as long as possible as it works for both as someone will have to buy him out of this long-term deal.
“It’s good for the club as a long-term investment and if Newcastle come back then the price will be much higher than it was.
speaking on The Phil Hay Show podcast on Friday (September 16, 30 mins), The Athletic journalist Phil Hay reported that Leeds are expected to open talks with Harrison over a new deal once the summer transfer window closes.
According 90 minutes On Friday, it is a priority for Leeds to settle Harrison’s contract before the January transfer window opens.
In other Leeds United news, an expert suggests a ‘world-class’ player should be sent to Leeds on loan in January.