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‘Talks Are Planned’: Phil Hay Provides Update on Leeds United’s ‘Star in the Making’ Leicester City Target

Jack Harrison, Leicester City target

According to Phil Hay on The Phil Hay Show, “talks are planned” for Leeds United to extend Jack Harrison’s contract with the club. Although the winger is a target for Leicester City, The Foxes are unlikely to secure the player that is regarded as a “star in the making” thanks to his time at the club. A Jack Harrison Leicester City deal is now almost impossible.

Jack Harrison Leicester City Deal Unlikely with Leeds United Contract Talks Planned

Why Was a Jack Harrison Leicester City Move Likely?

Leicester City have relatively struggled in recent months. At the time of writing, the Midlands side lie in 14th in the Premier League, equal on points with the Whites. This wouldn’t be a significant step up in quality of team for the silky winger but could see him earn more, with Phil Hay noting the fact that Leicester have a greater wage budget than Leeds United.

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Why Jack Harrison Leeds United Contract Talks are Happening

The first reason for Leeds United to extend the winger’s contract is the fact he only has eighteen months left on his current deal. This puts the Yorkshire club just a year away from the player being able to negotiate a move with clubs without them paying a fee. Since Harrison still plays a lot at Leeds, this is a significant loss.

Extending contracts is also profitable. Just ask Diego Llorente. Leeds United moved the Spaniard to Roma just over a month after extending his contract, breaking even on their initial fee. With the centre-back’s poor performances in recent months, this is a great sign that renewing contracts at the right times can get as much value as possible from a player. Since Leeds work with a relatively thin budget, this is an absolute must for the club’s financial security. Elland Road’s leadership keeps the club growing and the fans feel more secure.

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