Leeds United would pay as much as £30million to secure the services of Jack Harrison permanently.
That is the view of former Sunderland and England striker Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Whites hopes of signing the 24-year-old from Manchester City in the summer.
Harrison has been in dazzling form for Marcelo Bielsa’s side this season, his 16 performances in the Premier League yielding three goals and four assists.
As revealed by Football Insider the club have negotiated an agreement to sign the Man City loanee permanently at the end of the season.
However, the fee will be more than the sub-£10million clause in the winger’s 2019-20 contract.
When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Harrison’s situation, Phillips said:
“I would be surprised if they can get him for a fee close to what they were quoted in the summer. I think it will be double that at least.
“He is still on loan but I am sure Leeds would be desperate to secure his services, even if it was for £30million.
“He is consistently producing for Leeds. He has been one of, if not their most, creative players this season so if you could get him for anywhere near £15million – christ – you would not bat an eyelid.
“If he keeps performing at the level he is, it will not just be Leeds looking to sign him in the summer. Other clubs will be queueing up as well.”