By Frank McAvennie

8th Jul, 2021 | 7:00pm

McAvennie backs Harrison for 'huge' season after Leeds issue sorted

Frank McAvennie claims Jack Harrison will become a better player for Leeds now his future is secure.

The former West Ham striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insists a weight has been lifted off the attacker’s shoulders.

On July 2nd, Leeds confirmed Harrison has joined the club permanently after three successive seasons on loan from Manchester City.

As revealed by Football Insider (July 3rd), the total cost of the deal, including the transfer fee, signing-on fee and wages, is worth over £20million.

Harrison, 24, proved to be a vital asset for Marcelo Bielsa last season, scoring eight goals in the Premier League.

He also picked up eight assists and played every top flight game apart from the two clashes against parent club City.

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McAvennie is tipping Harrison to be even better next season now he is a permanent Leeds player.

“He’s clearly settled there,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“It must be strange knowing you could be called back at the end of every season.

“I think he’ll be even better for them now because he doesn’t have that hanging over him.

“He’s settled at Leeds, knows the place, the team, the staff.

“His future is now sorted so that’s one less thing for him to worry about. He could definitely improve next year. It’s a huge year for him.”

Harrison never made an appearance for Manchester City after joining the club in 2018.

He has so far made 128 appearances for Leeds and become a fan favourite at Elland Road.

In other news, Leeds United are set to announce fourth summer signing as medical done.