Danny Mills tips Leeds to sign £8m Premier League man in summer

Jo Harrison

Former Leeds full-back Danny Mills has tipped his old club to take up the option to sign on-loan Man City winger Jack Harrison on a permanent basis this summer, labelling the mooted deal a “bargain”.

It is understood that United have the option to purchase the former England U21 international permanently for a fee around £8m in the summer.

The 23-year-old is in his second season on loan at Elland Road, and this campaign he has shown why Leeds were desperate to keep him for another year.

He boasts an impressive contribution of five goals and six assists this season, which has already bettered his tally of four goals and four assists from 2o18/19. Harrison has made himself a favourite among the Whites’ faithful, with his tireless work up and down the left flank.

Mills, speaking to Football Insider, said the asking price of £8million is “very viable indeed” and compared Harrison to his former teammate Jason Wilcox.

Mills said: “At the end of last season I think Manchester City wanted £15million for him, he is good but he has not got a pack of diamonds in his pocket.

“That was a little bit expensive for how well he had done. Now, the option at £8million is very viable indeed.

“He reminds me of Jason Wilcox. He is going to hug the touchline, get good crosses into the box and works his socks off. Very rarely lets you down. He is of that ilk. He is not the type of player that will get you 15 goals a season but what he gives you is width and work rate.


“At £8million, whether it is Premier League or Championship, it is a really good buy.”

Harrion is an ever-present this season, in a Leeds team that find themselves second in the Championship, 10 games away from a long-awaited return to the top-flight.

Meanwhile, Hull boss Grant McCann has paid Leeds the ultimate compliment after Saturday’s clash between the two sides.