Report: Leeds will pay PL rivals big-money if they cash in on 'brilliant' player after Phillips and Raphinha exits
Leeds United are trying to cling onto Jack Harrison this summer after losing both Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha for big money.
The Whites relented and sold both Raphinha and Phillips to Barcelona and Manchester City respectively. A number of new faces have also arrived at Elland Road, as Jesse Marsch looks to put his own stamp on things. However, there are concerns about the future of winger Harrison, with Newcastle said to be waiting to sign him if they feel Leeds will sell.
It’s been reported that Leeds are demanding a mammoth £35m to even consider selling Harrison. However, there might be good reason for that, with The Telegraph reporting that Leeds won’t be getting all of that money if they do decide to cash in.
It’s claimed that Manchester City will pocket a ‘handsome’ sell-on clause should Harrison leave. That suggests it’s more than the usual 10% clauses we sometimes see. Of course, a 20% clause would see Leeds paying City around the £7m mark on a £35m sale.
It seems, then, that Leeds are holding out for big money not only because they value Harrison highly, but because their actual income after a sale is not as much as first thought.
TBR’s View: Leeds Should Keep Hold Of Jack Harrison
It would be a big shock to the system if Leeds lost Phillips, Raphinha and Harrison all in one window. Three integral players for Leeds who are going to be hard to replace, despite the influx of new signings.
The £35m asking price is fair enough as well. Leeds don’t need to sell and that clause which they owe City will no doubt be in their thinking as well.
For Harrison himself, the appeal of a move to Newcastle is there. But he’s also loved at Leeds, and is a key player who’s likely to have an even bigger role with Raphinha now gone.
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