Danny Mills has tipped Leeds United to sign Jack Harrison permanently this summer after claiming his price tag has dropped £7million.
The former Whites full-back, speaking to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, compared the 23-year-old forward to their former star Jason Wilcox in his style of play.
Harrison is spending his second season on loan at Elland Road from Manchester City but it is understood the club will allow the winger to leave at the end of the season for £8million.
The former England under-21 international has been ever-present in Marcelo Bielsa’s team this campaign, scoring 5 goals and contributing 6 assists in 39 appearances.
When asked whether the loanee had done enough with his recent performances to warrant a permanent move in the summer, Mills told Football Insider: “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.”
Harrison impressed last weekend as United beat Hull City 4-0 at the KCOM Stadium thanks to goals from Luke Ayling, Pablo Hernandez and a brace from substitute Tyler Roberts.
The win moves Bielsa’s side to within a point of league leaders West Brom after they lost 1-0 at home to Wigan.
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