Leeds United loan star Jack Harrison is “very keen” to join permanently from Man City this summer, Football Insider understands.
The winger, 23, has been a mainstay of the United starting XI during his two consecutive season-long loans and developed into a more regular matchwinner.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that Harrison loves life at Elland Road and has told friends he would like his loan to be converted into a full-time deal.
United have made provisions for the former England Under-21 international to join full-time, with a permanent option included in his loan contract.
Details of the clause, which can be triggered at the end of this campaign, were first revealed by Football Insider shortly after last summer’s transfer window had shut.
The stipulated fee is set at just below £10million for Harrison, whose City deal runs until the summer of 2022.
Marcelo Bielsa has showed immense faith in the young attacker during his reign and is in no doubt he has the capabilities of being a potent Premier League performer in the future.
Harrison accepts he would be some way down the pecking order were he to return to his parent club and the prospect of regular playing time is unlikely.
At Leeds, he has remarkably started all 32 of their Championship games this season, scoring five goals as well as supplying six assists.
Bielsa is almost certain to name him in his starting XI again for today’s clash against Bristol City even though he has not contributed to a goal for seven matches.
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