According to 90min, Everton have joined the race to sign Leeds United winger Jack Harrison.
As per the report, the Toffees are showing interest in the player alongside fellow Premier League club West Ham United and are keeping an eye on his situation as Leeds are unlikely to let him go if Raphinha leaves this summer.
With the speculation surrounding Richarlison’s future and a move away from Goodison Park a possibility this summer, the signing of Harrison would be a huge coup for Lampard and a worthy replacement for the Brazilian winger should he leave.
Lampard already holds the Leeds star in high regard and was full of praise hailing him “one of the best” in an interview with Sky Sports after beating the Yorkshire side 3-0 at Goodison Park.
In fact, the former Chelsea boss and Harrison played together in the MLS at New York City so there is clearly a connection there and Lampard has the experience with the player to know his strengths and abilities that can be deployed at Goodison Park next season.
The £60k-per-week gem who was hailed “explosive” by Jesse Marsch, has scored eight goals and contributed one assist, creating three big chances, making 1.2 key passes, 1.6 tackles and taking 1.2 shots on average per game in 35 Premier League appearances, proving he can be a reliable attacking threat.
If Richarlison was to leave this summer, Harrison could form a formidable strike partnership with fellow Englishman Dominic Calvert-Lewin and improve Everton’s chances of having a better campaign next season by linking up with the striker to increase the number of goals scored and ultimately avoid another relegation battle.
After all, this is a player who has found the net 28 times since arriving at Leeds, initially being brought to the club by Marcelo Bielsa.
With that being said, Lampard will need to act fast if he wants to secure the signing as West Ham United can offer the Leeds winger European football next season which would surely be an attractive prospect for Harrison.