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Graham Smyth delivers eight-word update amid reported £15m Leeds talks

Leeds are expected to complete the permanent signing of Jack Harrison from Manchester City, after three seasons on loan. The Daily Star recently reported that talks over a £15million deal had begun. Now, Graham Smyth has delivered an update during a Yorkshire Evening Post Q&A session.

Harrison, 24, has been crucial for Leeds over the past three years. With 128 games under his belt for the Whites, he has had a hand in 38 goals. Helping Leeds gain promotion, the ex-New York City man then had a hand in 16 goals during his 36 Premier League outings during 2020-21.

Talks over a permanent deal are ongoing and it is expected Harrison will finally sign with Leeds – rather than remain on loan. Now, YEP chief reporter Smyth has given an eight-word update on the topic, which will come as good news for fans: “Very soon. There’s no concern about that one.”

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Leeds transfer news: Harrison is a must for Leeds, amid Smyth comments

It should have happened last summer. Following his first season at Leeds, many would not have been fussed if he stayed or left. But after his second season, he did more than enough to stay – and this summer, it is an absolute no-brainer. Harrison’s development under Marcelo Bielsa has been huge.

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The fee has been touted between £10million and £15million. But even at £15million, Harrison is a bargain. On the cusp of a potential England call-up after Euro 2020, he is only getting better. Leeds must get a deal done as quickly as possible – before others become interest, or City keep him.

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In the latest Leeds transfer news aside from Harrison, Whites fans have discussed the potential arrival of Barcelona defender Junior Firpo.

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