Leeds: Fabrizio Romano drops major claim on more Elland Road exits

Leeds United head coach Jesse Marsch shows his displeasure

Leeds United are eager to keep Jack Harrison at Elland Road, but a move should not be ruled out amid interest from Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

The Whites have already sanctioned the big-money departures of Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha to Manchester City and Barcelona respectively this summer, but Harrison has also been linked with a switch away from Yorkshire.

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According to Italian media outlet TuttoMercatoWeb, Newcastle are preparing an official offer worth £23.8million as they look to ramp up their interest in Harrison.

The report suggests the proposal will fall some way short of the Whites’ expectations as they have slapped a £35.8million price tag on the former England under-21 international, who won two caps.

But Newcastle are not the only Premier League side mulling over whether to test Leeds’ resolve as Tottenham are also understood to be among Harrison’s admirers.

Although the winger appeared to raise suspicions that a move away from Elland Road could be on the cards by claiming ‘we’ll see what happens’ after being questioned over his future, head coach Jesse Marsch clearly has no intentions of sanctioning his departure.

The American has revealed Harrison is a ‘big part’ of his plans ahead of a first full season at the Leeds helm.

What has Fabrizio Romano said about Harrison?

Romano believes it will be difficult for Harrison’s suitors to persuade Leeds into selling the wide-man after they have already offloaded Phillips and Raphinha.

However, the transfer guru stopped short of ruling out the possibility of Harrison becoming another high-profile departure from Elland Road this summer.

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Romano told GIVEMESPORT: “I think it’s not easy. I think Leeds are happy with the team they have right now and they have already sold Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha.

“I don’t see them selling one more player this summer, but never say never. It depends on the proposal but, as of now, Leeds want to keep the same team.”

Would Harrison’s departure come as a blow?

Harrison finished last season as Leeds’ second highest goalscorer, so it would be of huge concern if he were to depart so soon after leading marksman Raphinha’s exit.

The 25-year-old has found the back of the net 28 times and contributed a further 22 assists in 166 appearances for the Yorkshire giants.

FBref statistics show Harrison was in the 96th and 90th percentiles for low passes and crosses among wingers in the Premier League during the 2021/22 campaign, emphasising how his composure on the ball would be missed as well as his attacking threat.

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