Newcastle United are reportedly considering signing Jack Harrison when the transfer window opens in January.
Jack Harrison was heavily linked with a move to Newcastle United during the summer transfer window. But the Magpies pulled out of the deal because of his asking price. Journalist Graeme Bailey has claimed on TEAMtalk that Newcastle United could return for the 26-year-old English in January if the player is in good form.
Bailey has said to TEAMtalk that the Magpies will prioritise bringing quality over quantity in January. And funds have been made available to Eddie Howe after the Newcastle United’s impressive form so far.
He said, “I understand that Newcastle’s brilliant start to the season will mean even more money being made available, but it is now very much a case of quality over quantity.
“Another forward to play on the left is very much an option. They loved Jack Harrison in the summer, but his price was way above their valuation. They could increase their offer, but only if he rounds into form.”
The 26-year-old English forward has been an important player for Leeds United and he could prove to be a quality addition to the Newcastle United attack. Harrison is a left winger but he can operate on either flank. He will add depth and quality to Eddie Howe’s side.
The Magpies have been heavily reliant on Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron as their wide options this season. Signing Harrison would give Howe more options to work with. They also showed interest in Harrison in the summer.
Newcastle United are currently third in the Premier League table and they are in a good position to secure Champions League qualification for next season. Bringing in the right additions in January could help them finish the season strongly.
Harrison has done well in the Premier League, and he could make an immediate impact upon his move to Newcastle. He will add goals and creativity to the Newcastle attack. The 26-year-old has a goal and three assists to his name this season for a struggling Leeds side.
It will be interesting to see if Leeds are willing to sell the player midway through the season. They are still very much in a relegation battle and losing a key player in January could make things difficult for them.
However, Newcastle have the resources to tempt the Whites into selling Harrison and it would allow Leeds to invest that money into their playing squad and bring in more than one quality addition. But the Magpies also have other players, like Marcus Thuram, Mykhaylo Mudryk and Moussa Diaby, on their radar.