'You're talking £50m' - Exclusive: Manager reacts as Leeds reach 2021 signing agreement
Repeat Leeds United loanee Jack Harrison would be an absolute bargain at around £10million.
That is according to ex-Scotland, Rangers and Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge about the expected capture of the 24-year-old next year.
Football Insider revealed last week that Leeds have negotiated an agreement to sign Harrison permanently from Man City at the end of the season for a fee of around £10m.
Reacting to the news, McLeish considered the reported fee in relation to other English signings in recent years.
He told Football Insider: “English players are usually much more expensive. If it’s superstars, you’re talking £30million, £40m, £50m and beyond that.
“He’s definitely a good player. Ten mill doesn’t sound a lot in terms of the Premier League.
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“I still think sometimes that if it’s not a household name, if you’re signing a foreign player that only you know well, sometimes they don’t hit the ground running, they have to get used to the different atmosphere, different surroundings.
“So he’s got a readymade player there in Harrison who can be a great player for Leeds.”
Harrison has already made Elland Road his home – this is his third season under the tutelage of Marcelo Bielsa.
He is nearly 100 appearances deep into his Leeds career but has not played a minute of senior football for his parent club since signing in 2018.