Jack Harrison has four games to save his Leeds United career, according to Noel Whelan.
Speaking exclusively, the Football Insider columnist insisted the winger has not yet down enough to convince United to convert his season-long loan into a permanent transfer.
Harrison has been a regular starter for Marcelo Bielsa’s promotion-challenging side since joining from Manchester City last August, making 27 league starts among his 35 appearances in all competitions.
The 22-year-old scored his third United goal in last weekend’s 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday and has also supplied three assists.
“He has been hit and miss, generally,” Whelan told Football Insider. “He is a special talent, but there is a lot of pressure playing at Elland Road and he has not set the world alight.
“There are still question marks over him. He has been great at times, but some games have passed him by. He has a tendency to go missing and waste a lot of chances.
“If we get promoted can he get to grips with the Premier League? I don’t know. It’s down to the next four games, really, for him to convince Leeds to sign him.”
Harrison has a City contract that has two years remaining, but he has yet to play for his parent club and it would be a tall order to force his way into such a competitive squad.
The former England Under-21 international joined the Premier League giants from New York City, a partner club of City’s, in January of last year.
Leeds have four games remaining of their Championship season and are well placed to secure a top-two finish and avoid the end-of-May play-offs.
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