Sources: Leeds United ready to accept £35m Jack Harrison bid from Newcastle United
Leeds United have slapped a £35million price tag on Jack Harrison to fend off Newcastle United, sources have told Football Insider.
Newcastle have already had two bids for the attacker, 25, rejected by the Whites this summer.
The north-east giants have stepped up their interest in Harrison in recent days and are now weighing up an improved offer.
Leeds are willing to sell if their £35million valuation is met ahead of next week’s transfer cut-off.
Newcastle’s top bid for Harrison so far has been around the £25million mark.
The winger capped off a superb start to the new campaign with the third goal in Leeds’ 3-0 home win over Chelsea on Sunday (21 August).
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The former New York City star also turned provider for Premier League top scorer Rodrigo – his third assist of the season.
Harrison is on a par with Premier League superstars Mohamed Salah and Kevin de Bruyne in both big chances created and chances created this season (as per Fotmob).
His Elland Road contract is set to expire in June 2024.
He joined the club in 2019 and has notched 29 goals and 25 assists in 169 games for the Whites.
As quoted by the Yorkshire Post (22 August), manager Jesse Marsch revealed Harrison is a “big part” of his plans for this campaign – and insisted he is “counting on him”.
Newcastle have moved to strengthen their rearguard in the summer window but are yet to make an attacking signing.
Sven Botman, Nick Pope and Matt Targett have all joined the Magpies – who have picked up five points from their first three games.
Football Insider revealed on 17 August that Newcastle United are also ready to submit a new bid for Watford star Joao Pedro worth £25million plus add-ons.