‘It’s been a long time coming’ – Leeds star reacts after sealing move

Date published: Saturday 3rd July 2021 12:18 - Rob McCarthy

Kalvin Phillips, Jack Harrison, Mateusz Klich, Leeds celeb v Burnley

Jack Harrison has revealed his relief after Leeds finally completed his permanent signing from Manchester City for an undisclosed fee.

Harrison, 24, who has agreed a three-year deal, has spent the last three seasons on loan at Elland Road. Leeds, who announced earlier on Friday that Player of the Year Stuart Dallas had signed a new three-year contract, confirmed they had taken up their option to make Harrison’s stay permanent.

The West Yorkshire club said: “As part of his loan deal last season, an option was put in place for Leeds to sign Harrison on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee, which has now been activated.

“Harrison has put pen to paper on a three-year deal at Elland Road, running until the summer of 2024.”

Harrison has made 128 appearances in all competitions for Leeds and played a key role in the club’s return to the Premier League.

He featured in 36 league games for Leeds last season, scoring eight goals, as they completed their first top-flight campaign in 16 years, finishing ninth.

City signed Harrison from sister club New York City in January 2018 and – after a brief temporary spell at Middlesbrough – he joined Leeds on a season-long loan the following July.

Harrison is Leeds’ second summer signing following the arrival of teenage winger Amari Miller from Birmingham.

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Harrison makes Leeds vow

“It’s been a long time coming,” Harrison told LUTV.

“It has been a great opportunity to be here and to have finally signed after going through all the history with this club is a great opportunity.

“I will have to keep pushing to improve as a player and accept more responsibility within the team. As long as I keep pushing myself and working hard like I have been these last three years, that will happen.

“Now that it has finally happened, I am just excited for the journey and what is to come.”

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