Leeds agreeing Jack Harrison clause looks to be inspired business

Leeds United's Jack Harrison and Wigan Athletic's Gavin Massey during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Leeds United at DW Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Wigan,...

Leeds United confirmed that they will be able to make Jack Harrison's loan move permanent at the end of the season.

Jack Harrison of Leeds United runs during the match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Leeds United at Bankwest Stadium on July 20, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

After a mixed first season at Leeds, Jack Harrison's return to the club did not seem to capture the imagination in the same way that the deals for both Helder Costa and Eddie Nketiah would later on in the window.

Harrison showed glimpses of his quality during his initial loan move from Manchester City. But reports from The Sun before his return suggesting that the Premier League champions wanted £20 million for the winger this summer largely baffled the Leeds fans who had watched him closely throughout the season.

 

Nevertheless, Marcelo Bielsa decided that he wanted the former New York City man back on loan, and the club confirmed on their official website upon his return that Leeds have the option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.

And just a handful of games into the new campaign, it looks to be an inspired piece of business to get that clause agreed as Harrison has been a revelation for the Whites.

Leeds United's Jack Harrison and Wigan Athletic's Gavin Massey during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Leeds United at DW Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Wigan,...

The flashes of brilliance have been much more regular and he has already opened his account for the year by scoring the third goal against Bristol City on the opening day of the season.

A look on social media after Saturday's win against Wigan saw Leeds fans seemingly drooling over pieces of outrageous skill from Harrison as much as they were lauding Patrick Bamford for scoring the two goals that secured the three points.

Leeds United's Jack Harrison celebrates scoring his side's third goal with team-mate Mateusz Klich during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton...

Harrison, along with the likes of Stuart Dallas and Adam Forshaw, appears to have found another gear over pre-season, and is now proving to be one of the most exciting players in the team.

It says a lot that Bielsa is yet to start either Costa or Jack Clarke in a league game this season. The 22-year-old appears to be realising his potential, so having that clause already agreed could be reflected upon as one of the smartest moves the Whites made all summer if he continues to shine.

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