Leeds United are continuing their efforts to tie Jack Harrison to a new contract, in order to fend off interest from Newcastle United.
Jesse Marsch was powerless to stop the departure of two first-team stars during the summer transfer window, but his rebuild had Jack Harrison on his mind.
Transfer interest was inevitable for the winger, having found a rich vein of goalscoring form in 2022 that helped Leeds survive relegation.
With his contract in the last two years, Newcastle United might have sniffed out a possible cut-price deal.
Here we take a look at the latest news on a contract front for the three-goal Leeds winger…
What was reported?
Leeds currently have Harrison on a contract that runs until 2024, having signed him on a permanent deal in 2021, only offering him a three-year deal after spending so much time on loan with the club.
This means his valuation is likely to start to fall, meaning Leeds are in a position to demand significantly less in future transfer windows.
Football Insider have now reported that the Whites are ready to offer Harrison a bumper new contract which would double his salary, taking his weekly earnings to around £80,000.
Harrison is currently believed to be far from one of the club’s top earners, with Rodrigo earning the most at £100,000 a week.
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Are Newcastle still interested?
It remains to be seen whether Eddie Howe’s side will still like the England winger, but their failure to land another wide as an alternative this summer suggests there could still be some interest.
Athleticism revealed that Leeds had turned down two offers from St James’ Park for the 25-year-old, with the second coming in at over £20million.
His form in that calendar year meant that none of the offers were even considered, given that they were well below Leeds’ valuation.