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Leeds United may have to do everything to keep Jack Harrison this summer amid interest from elsewhere in the Premier League, one pundit has said.
The Whites are facing a pivotal summer transfer window after securing their top-flight status on the final day of the season. New signings are therefore a must, with midfielder Brenden Aaronson added to Jesse Marsch’s squad.
Rasmus Kristensen is edging closer to a move to Elland Road and will bolster Leeds’ full-back options.
However, player retention will also prove key for Leeds this summer. There are big doubts over the futures of both Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha, with Manchester City and Barcelona circling for the pair respectively.
According to former Leeds goalkeeper Paul Robinson, though, the Whites should also worry about winger Harrison’s future.
The 25-year-old has transfer interest from Tottenham and Newcastle this summer and Robinson has said that the Englishman could be tempted to leave, given the circumstances of both clubs.
“Yes, I think so. I think he will be tempted,” the pundit told MOT Leeds News.
“Harrison’s had a good season. He’s been hampered by injury but has played at times through the pain barrier when people didn’t know that he was injured.
“Newcastle are going in the right direction and Tottenham have Champions League football next year so both will be appealing to him.
“If he does get the option to go there, Leeds will have to do everything they can to try and hold onto him.
“From the player’s point of view, you can see why he would be tempted away.”
Jack Harrison may fancy Leeds exit
Harrison moved to Leeds in 2018 on a loan spell from Man City. He has therefore been part of the club’s highs and lows since he arrived.
He proved a standout in the team under Marcelo Bielsa. One particular highlight came when he scored against Liverpool in Leeds’ first game back in the Premier League.
Overall, he has played 166 games for Leeds, scoring 28 goals and assisting 22 others.
Harrison has two years left on his contract, but he could well decide to jump ship this summer.
He may struggle to get chances at Tottenham, with Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski forming a solid trio. It also remains unclear if Steven Bergwijn will stay in north London.
However, Newcastle are in need of more attacking reinforcements as they look to progress after finishing 11th. Joelinton has found a new lease of life, but Miguel Almiron, Dwight Gayle and Chris Wood all have uncertain futures.
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