'Ridiculous' - Exclusive: Bruce reacts as Leeds plot 'Bargain' top-flight transfer
Leeds United signing loanee Jack Harrison from Manchester City for £10million would be a “bargain”, according to Alex Bruce.
The former Whites defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, admits he has been “really impressed” by the winger during his two seasons at Elland Road.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, Bielsa wants to make the 23-year-old his first signing if the club are promoted, the Whites holding an option to buy the winger for just under £10million.
Bruce has joked about how an eight-figure fee is seen as value for money in today’s market but insists it would be an excellent deal for the Whites.
Asked if he thought Harrison would be a Leeds player next season, Bruce told Football Insider: “I think there’s every chance, I think when a loan player comes in and they do well, you’d always want to keep them. He’s really impressed me.
“Doesn’t that sound ridiculous, only £10million? As you say, £10million nowadays, especially for the Premier League, you’d have to say it’s a bargain.
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“I think Bielsa, his priority is to get the job done, get them over the line and once he’s got there, he’ll start doing his business in the top flight.
Harrison has emerged as a firm favourite of Bielsa during his time at Elland Road, playing 82 times for the club across two loan spells.
This season has seen him score five goals and set up seven assists, having started every single Championship game.
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