Newcastle United are prepared to pay around €28 million for Jack Harrison, although Leeds United are demanding more.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, Newcastle United are preparing an offer worth around €28 million for Jack Harrison, which falls well short of the price tag set by Leeds United, who value him at €42 million.

Newcastle United have shifted their focus towards bringing in attacking talents to boost Eddie Howe’s squad before the season begins. The Magpies have shored up their defence with new signings and are ready to explore the market for a wide attacker after suffering setbacks in pursuit of some targets.

Newcastle were keen on Moussa Diaby but called off the chase owing to the winger’s massive price tag. The Magpies continue complaining about clubs looking to extract huge fees from them, which has not helped them get going in the window.

Newcastle have lately chased Jack Harrison of Leeds United and sounded them out over a potential €23 million (£20 million) offer for the former Manchester City winger. However, the Whites are not ready to accept a lesser fee than their valuation of the attacker, with Jesse Marsch’s side wanting around €42 million (£35 million).

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Leeds showed resilience in the market to get proper value for their players, and the trend is about to continue. Newcastle are prepared to increase their offer to around €28 million, which still falls well short of Leeds’ asking price. Howe’s side are keen on the wide attacker, although they will have to pay up to secure Harrison.

Leeds recently sold Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha to Manchester City and Barcelona, respectively, and will be keen on not losing another key player, unless their asking price is met. Harrison has two years left on his contract at the club and may be willing to take a step forward towards Newcastle.

After spending the 2018/19 season on loan with Leeds in the Championship from Manchester City, Harrison signed permanently for £12 million (€14 million). He has made 166 appearances, scoring 28 goals and providing 22 assists during his time at Elland Road.

Whether Newcastle United are willing to increase their potential offer and come closer to Leeds’ valuations remains to be seen. The case remains open now, and we should find out soon whether the Magpies are still keen on paying big for the attacker.

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