Jack Harrison has taken to life in the Premier League since helping Leeds United gain promotion from the Championship and return to the top flight – and the stats show just that, as he sits top along with Jack Grealish.
Harrison, 23, clocked up 91 appearances in all competitions for Leeds as he spent two years at Elland Road on loan – under Marcelo Bielsa. He has rejoined Leeds for a third season on loan from Manchester City, for their 20-21 Premier League season.
A stunning strike against Liverpool during the 4-3 defeat before an inch-perfect cross for Patrick Bamford to head home has been followed by a decent performance against Leicester despite the 4-1 defeat – in which he got a second assist of the season.
Though Harrison has been able to create or score more than three goals this season, his importance has not gone unnoticed by Leeds fans – who are full of praise for the ex-New York City and Middlesbrough wide man.
WhoScored‘s stats state as much. Harrison is on a par with Jack Grealish at the top of the Premier League rankings for chances created by England players in the top tier of English football. Both Harrison and Grealish have created 17.
He has been criticised at times but Bielsa has kept faith Harrison over the years and it is certainly paying off. The Whites have got to sign him permanently, especially because of the stats alongside Grealish. A no-brainer.