Vital Leeds loanee drops major hint he wants to make permanent move

Date published: Monday 13th April 2020 10:23

Jack Harrison has strongly suggested he wants to make his loan move to Leeds from Manchester City into a permanent transfer.

The 23-year-old – now in the second season of a two-year loan stint at Elland Road – has established himself as one of the first names on Marcelo Bielsa’s teamsheet.

At times during his first season, Harrison was a source of frustration for supporters, but after working hard on his game during the pre-season, he’s come on leaps and bounds and many now feel the £8million option to make his move permanent at the end of the season is now a no-brainer for the club.

Harrison has, this season, contributed five goals and seven assists for Leeds as Bielsa’s side have put themselves in a strong position to return to the Premier League by opening up a seven-point buffer on third-placed Fulham.

And speaking for the first time about his future at Leeds, Harrison told ESPN: “I’m on loan but you see how much it means to myself, all the staff at the club, the kitchen staff.

“They’re banging on their chest and saying ‘we are Leeds’. All the staff, all the fans, all the players that have been here for a long time, the owner, you see how much it means to each and every one of them.

“I want to do everything I can to help them get the Premier League and hopefully I could still be with them next season. We never know what is going to happen but it’s hard to describe if you’re here every week and you see the fans, you kind of get the sensation and you understand how much it means to them.

“As a player, I’ve always said I want to play at the highest level and push myself to the limit. I’m not opposed to going back to Manchester City if that’s what is wanted of me. I’m ambitious as a player as well. If it’s playing for Man City or with Leeds in Premier League next season I’m going to try my best wherever it is.

“We’ll just have to see what happens, everything is up in the air right now. Right now I want to get promoted with Leeds and we will see what happens from there.”

Harrison’s teammate at Leeds, Luke Ayling, meanwhile, has paid tribute to Bielsa and explained how the Argentine has managed to extend his career by a few years.


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