Jack Harrison has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water since Leeds gained promotion, shining on the left flank – but an amazing stat shows that he is outperforming two on-fire Tottenham stars and Everton’s James Rodriguez.
Harrison, 24, initially joined Leeds on loan from Manchester City in 2018-19 and struggled in his first season – having a hand in just eight goals. But last season, Harrison scores six times and created eight more from the left flank.
Had Leeds boasted one of the better conversion rates in the Championship, Harrison’s assists would have been in double digits. That seems to be the case this season too, after Harrison rejoined Leeds for a third season.
With a permanent option in Harrison’s loan deal, the Manchester City winger is showing he is got to be signed permanently at some point. Certainly, a crucial WhoScored stat shows he is outperforming Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Both have earned enormous praise for their creativity this season, with Kane dropping deep and setting up his teammates. However, Kane has created 19 key chances this season and Son 18 – while Harrison has a whopping 21.
Behind only Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester United ace Bruno Fernandes – and level with Aston skipper Jack Grealish and Liverpool superstar Mo Salah – £15k-a-week (Spotrac) Harrison deserves all the plaudits coming his way.
Despite nabbing just two assists in his nine games, Harrison has created a whole heap of chances for his teammates. Indeed, he swung a number of crosses into the box against Arsenal on Sunday – setting up Mateusz Klich with a golden chance.
Though his more blatant stats do not suggest Harrison is on a par with the likes of Kane, Son, Grealish and Salah – this more underlying stat is proof that the former New York City ace is undervalued and perhaps, underrated.