Leeds have enjoyed quite the summer spending spree this year, splashing the cash to the tune of over £80m and they might not be done yet with the EFL window still open.
Big-name and big-money signings like Diego Llorente, Raphinha, and Rodrigo Moreno have all arrived at Elland Road. Robin Koch was another to arrive in West Yorkshire, and he looks to have settled particularly well.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men have got themselves off to a fine start as well. Patrick Bamford is firing in the goals and there seems to have been little deviation away from the style which embodied the Whites in the Championship last term.
But for all the money spent and international players through the door, the addition of Jack Harrison on a third loan spell in Leeds could well prove to be the shrewdest and smartest signing Bielsa has made this summer.
Harrison seems to have exploded even more into life in the Premier League. Occupying his usual slot on the left-wing, Harrison has been a shining light for Leeds thus far.
Pace, spark, and the crucial end product
Watching Harrison in full flow is almost a throw-back to the days of the late 90s and early 2000s, when clubs deployed wingers as exactly that. There was none of this inside forward business, wingers were there to beat men, get balls in the box, and cause chaos.
Harrison does that. There is no messing about with him when he has has the ball. He stands defenders up, looks to go past them, and then looks to stick the ball in the box or pick a man out with a cut-back.
The 23-year-old is so crucial to Marcelo Bielsa’s system. He presses from the front as well, putting in the vital work needed to even be worth of selection by the Leeds gaffer.
His goal at Liverpool and assist at Sheffield United are the obvious highlights. But for some better finishing, he’d have even more assists to his name, too.
So, while millions might have been spent, it is the loan signing of Harrison which could prove to be Leeds’ best bit of business this summer.