By Darren Bent

16th Jan, 2020 | 3:22pm

Exclusive: Bent urges Leeds to sign 23y/o after price tag reported - 'I'd snap their hand off'

Darren Bent urged Leeds United to sign Manchester City attacker Jack Harrison on a permanent basis with him reportedly only set to cost £8million.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-England international believes £8million is next to nothing for a player in today’s market.

It was recently reported that Man City were ready to sell the 23-year-old winger for £8million, with Leeds intent on keeping him if promoted to the Premier League.

Harrison is currently on loan with Marcelo Bielsa’s side for the season and he has scored five goals as well as registered six assists in the 30 outings he has made.

Bent explained that when you consider you’re buying potential with Harrison as he’s still young, then Leeds should snap Man City’s hands off to get him.

When asked if Leeds have to sign Harrison permanently as that price seems cheap, Bent told Football Insider: “Of course you do! £8million nowadays is nothing.

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“That’s next to nothing, because when you think about Fabian Delph left Manchester City to go to Everton for £8million, and you’re talking about a guy who has won absolutely everything, who is experienced and an England international.

“You’re buying potential there, so £8million? Yeah, I’d snap their hand off to get him.”

Harrison joined Manchester City in January 2018 from MLS side New York City FC but is yet to make an appearance for their first team.

Instead, the Premier League giants have opted to loan the English winger out to the likes of Leeds as well as Middlesbrough since they signed him.

In other Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED that a Premier League club have granted permission for a defender to head to Thorp Arch after talks.