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Leeds United can land big Jack Harrison upgrade in Cody Gakpo

Leeds United managed to avoid getting relegated back to the Championship at the end of their rocky previous Premier League season.

One figure at the Yorkshire club that helped them keep their place in the top division is Jack Harrison.

After spending a considerable amount of time at the club on loan from Manchester City, the winger eventually became a permanent Leeds player last summer.

His previous season with the Whites saw the 25-year-old score eight goals in 35 league appearances.

With the summer transfer window still open, the Elland Road outfit still have the chance to strengthen their squad even further, despite already adding a significant number of players to their ranks.

One player that Leeds have been linked with that could act as a big upgrade on Harrison is PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo.

Having made a total of 195 appearances for the Dutch club across their senior and youth sides, the 23-year-old has found the net 69 times and delivered 44 assists along the way.

This highlights how much of a talented attacker he is and why he’d be an exciting addition to Jesse March’s squad.

To compare his previous league campaign in the Dutch league with Harrison’s latest top-flight season with Leeds, Gakpo racked up more goals, assists, shots and crosses than the Englishman, despite appearing in eight fewer games than him.

In addition to this, no other player at PSV managed to equal the number of shots at goal (30) or number of crosses delivered (139) that the £27m-rated attacker racked up last season.

His overall performances in the Eredivisie earned him a very impressive season rating of 7.79/10, making him the highest-rated player at the club according to WhoScored.

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This backs up why the player was hailed as a “beautiful talent” by journalist Josh Bunting on Twitter, who also labelled Gakpo’s previous league season as “superb.”

With a reported price tag of £34m, the PSV star could not only be a significant upgrade on Harrison, but he could be the cherry on the cake for Leeds in terms of their summer transfer business.

Moving forward, if the Yorkshire club see an opportunity to bring the winger to England in the coming weeks, Victor Orta should do all he can to make this potential deal a reality.

AND in other news: Marsch drops big behind-the-scenes transfer claim, Leeds supporters will be gutted

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