Revealed: Leeds agree Harrison deal worth £20m+ in total
Leeds United have completed the signing of Jack Harrison in a deal worth £20million-plus in fee and wages, Football Insider understands.
United triggered the option in Harrison’s 2020-21 loan deal to sign him permanently from Man City yesterday.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that the cost of the deal including transfer fee, salary spread across three years and signing-on fee will be in excess of £20m.
Harrison, 24, has secured a pay rise as part of the transfer, which ends his three-and-a-half years on City’s books.
The winger has spent the last three seasons on loan at Leeds and been a key player in the team transformed by Marcelo Bielsa.
He made 36 Premier League appearances last season and scored eight goals and provided eight assists as Leeds finished ninth in the table.
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Used predominantly on the left flank, the Englishman has been a virtual ever-present in Bielsa’s side.
Since first joining Leeds on loan, he has played 128 times for the club, scoring 18 goals and laying on 20 assists.
He became the second United signing of the week following the earlier capture of another attacker, Amari Miller.
The 18-year-old forward joined from Birmingham City for an initial £200,000 rising to £1.5m with add-ons.
Leeds are also working on adding a left-back, central midfielder and another forward to their ranks.
Talks are advanced over the signing of Junior Firpo from Barcelona and United are also likely to recruit a senior goalkeeper if they can find a buyer for Kiko Casilla.