Leeds United have tough task on their hands in keeping star happy amid intrigue

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Leeds United face a tough task in convincing Jack Harrison to remain at the club amid interest from other sides, as per one journalist.

Harrison has rarely failed to impress in a Leeds shirt, no matter what league he has played in. He began his career with the Whites well in the Championship, contributing to 22 goals in two seasons.

When the Whites made their long-awaited return to top-flight football, Harrison continued in his fine vein of form.

The Englishman has not failed to bag at least eight goals in either of the full Premier League seasons he has played. This term, he has gotten off to a good start, too.

Indeed, the winger has contributed to four goals in the league. He is only one goal involvement shy of having had a hand in half of the Whites’ league goals so far.

With that being said, it is clear to see why other teams have taken an interest. Newcastle United had two bids for the Englishman turned down over the summer.

Indeed, the fact they came back in after the initial rejection shows how keen they are. That interest is not likely to have just gone away, especially since the Magpies did not land a winger in the window.

Leeds could find it tough to keep Harrison on their books for long, according to journalist Peter O’Rourke.

“I think Leeds are going to have to offer him a big deal, especially when you’ve got the likes of Newcastle waiting in the wings, maybe, to try and sign him,” he told GIVEMESPORT.

“Money is no object for them as we all know.”

Indeed, it might well take a great offer to keep him around for much longer, in the form he is in.

Newcastle could sway Jack Harrison contract talks

With Newcastle are lurking, they could have a say in a potential contract for Harrison. There are a few factors that a deal depends on, but the star should be in a good position either way.

Depending on how much Leeds are willing to pay him, he could either stay or go. If they are prepared to drop him a big sum, he could well remain at Elland Road.

However, Newcastle could likely offer him a great contract, too. Either way, he is likely to play a lot of football – he has done so for Leeds, and the Magpies clearly have their reasons for wanting him.

The situation is up in the air, but whoever he ends up playing for will have a very capable player on their hands.