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Jack Harrison to sign new deal after deadline day U-turn

Leeds United’s Jack Harrison is “expected” to sign an improved contract committing him to the Yorkshire club for the foreseeable future, Sky Sports News report.

This development comes after the 26-year-old was called back to Leeds whilst undergoing a medical at Leicester City late on Tuesday, effectively pulling the plug on the transfer.

Harrison travelled to the East Midlands after a fee of £20m plus add ons was agreed between Leicester and Leeds.

After a phone-call from the Leeds hierarchy however, Harrison returned to Yorkshire, ending negotiations completely.

It has been reported that Leicester’s contract offered a significant pay rise, and it was only through telling Harrison that this wage hike could be matched that the Leeds bosses convinced him to stay.

This means the Englishman remains a Leeds player and is now reportedly keen on discussing a new deal to secure his future at Elland Road.

Harrison’s contract currently has 18 months remaining and is due to expire in the summer of 2024.

Necessary

Reports of Harrison’s medical at Leicester which emerged yesterday have been met with shock by Leeds and Leicester supporters alike. It really did seem as if he was close to becoming a Leicester player.

Losing Harrison to a relegation rival would have been a disappointing end to an otherwise incredible transfer window, so it is great to see the board making the right call in the end.

It is now down to them to put their money where their mouth is and stump up for the salary increase which was so critical in getting Harrison to stay.

While his form can be patchy at times, the Englishman is a fine player when performing well, as evidenced in his blistering 30-yard strike against Accrington Stanley over the weekend.

He is also great for squad depth, able to operate both in midfield and further up the pitch as the right or left sided player in a front three.

It is only fitting that he receives a new contract reflecting his importance to the team.

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