Signing Jack Harrison permanently for a maximum of £15m is good business, says former Leeds United midfielder Carlton Palmer.
Harrison has spent the last three seasons on loan at Leeds from Manchester City but finally looks set to join the Yorkshire club on a permanent basis.
According to the Mirror, Leeds will buy the player outright for a fee believed to be between £10m and £15m.
The 24-year-old winger has been a regular under Marcelo Bielsa in all three of his seasons at Elland Road, making it no surprise that the Argentine wants to keep hold of him.
Ultimately, for Palmer, it is good business, with the ex-Whites player stressing the need for Harrison to be at a club where he is going to play.
“He needs to play,” Palmer exclusively told FFC. “He’s played a lot of games for Leeds United. What’s the point of going back to Manchester City?
“You’re playing in the Premier League in a top-10 side. So, yeah, at £15m, I think that’s good business, really good business.”
Not only did Harrison play this season, but he also thrived. The Englishman was heavily involved in Leeds’ goals, scoring eight times in the Premier League while providing eight assists along the way.
He had the second-highest average for dribbles completed per game in Leeds’ squad (1.2, via WhoScored), too, a further display of his attacking quality.