Newcastle consider a bid for Jack Harrison as a cheaper alternative to Moussa Diaby – with Bayer Leverkusen demanding over £60m – as Leeds brace themselves for offers after receiving enquiries from Spurs in January
- Leeds are bracing themselves for an offer for winger Jack Harrison this summer
- The 25-year-old is admired by the Newcastle boss Eddie Howe for his work ethic
- The Yorkshire club received enquiries for the player from Spurs in January
Newcastle United are weighing up a bid for Leeds United winger Jack Harrison.
The 25-year old is admired by Newcastle boss Eddie Howe for his attitude and work ethic and would fit more comfortably into their financial plans than a £60m plus bid for Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby.
Leeds have been braced for offers after enquiries from Tottenham in January and were considering whether to sell earlier this window.
Newcastle are weighing up a bid for Leeds winger Jack Harrison with Eddie Howe a big admirer
They have added Luis Sinisterra from Feyenoord but will lose Raphinha as Barcelona, who improved their £51m offer this week, try to match Chelsea’s accepted bid of £55m plus add ons.
Leeds have been trying for Charles de Ketelaere from Bruges but he looks destined for AC Milan while Cody Gakpo at PSV Eindhoven and Wolves’ Adama Traore are also on their radar.
Still the timing may not be right to lose Harrison until they have another wing option secured.
Leeds are bracing themselves for an approach from the Magpies after receiving enquiries in January from Spurs
Director of football Victor Orta is known to want a striker too with more experience wanted rather than just 18-year old Sonny Perkins who is a target after leaving West Ham.
Newcastle ideally want a right sided winger but left-footed Harrison can play both sides. They also want a striker after Hugo Ekitike’s move from Reims hits the buffers following Paris St Germain’s intervention.
Striker Callum Wilson could be in line for a new contract.
Eddie Howe and Newcastle ideally want a right sided winger but Jack Harrison is adept on both flanks
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