Leeds: 166-game star now 'willing to consider' Elland Road exit

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Leeds United winger Jack Harrison is willing to consider his options, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

The Whites were, of course, able to avoid relegation on the last day of the season, but it seems that may not be enough to keep the 25-year-old at the club.

What is the latest news involving Harrison?

According to The Telegraph, Newcastle United are keen to sign Harrison this summer.

However, the same outlet states that they fear Leeds retaining their Premier League status will make doing a deal in the upcoming transfer window hard.

Harrison was an important player for the Yorkshire outfit during the 2021/22 season, making 35 appearances and scoring eight goals, including the winner in the 2-1 victory against Brentford.

The campaign prior, the Englishman also found the back of the net on eight occasions, providing another eight assists along the way.

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What has Jones said about Harrison’s Leeds future?

Despite Leeds managing to survive, Jones has told GIVEMESPORT that Harrison is considering all of his options.

Speaking about Newcastle’s interest in the former Manchester City man, the transfer insider said: “I think it’s just the fact that he’s available at a time when they weren’t expecting it. Jack Harrison is willing to consider options at the moment, which I don’t think people thought would happen if Leeds stayed up.”

Should Leeds sell Harrison this summer?

No. Harrison has shown his importance to this Leeds side with the amount of games he has played and the number of goals he has scored over the last two seasons.

In Jesse Marsch’s squad, he was also only outdone by Raphinha when it came to dribbles and key passes per game for the 2021/22 Premier League campaign, averaging 1.5 and 1.2 respectively (via WhoScored).

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With Barcelona heavily interested in Raphinha, there is a good chance that the Brazilian ends up leaving Elland Road this summer, so to lose Harrison, who has played 166 games for the club, as well, would be a huge blow.

On a more positive note, Leeds have finally been able to sign Brenden Aaronson after striking a £24m deal with Red Bull Salzburg for the American.

Marsch will now be hoping to build on that, but that cannot happen if Leeds sell all of their best players in the same window, which includes Harrison. Do that, and they will no doubt find themselves in another relegation battle next season.

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