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Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa close to signing Man City’s Jack Harrison permanently

Leeds United are close to clinching a permanent deal for Manchester City’s Jack Harrison, with The Daily Mirror’s David Anderson dropping the exact date it could go through.

What’s the story?

Harrison has been on loan at Marcelo Bielsa’s side for three successive seasons now, and enjoyed an impressive campaign in the Premier League just gone, bagging eight goals and setting up another eight in 36 games.

Now, Anderson has claimed that the 24-year-old will finally sign on a permanent basis on July 1st, with the Whites in talks with City over a deal.

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He adds that while the fee will be undisclosed, “it is believed to be between £10m and £15m”, with Harrison officially becoming a Leeds player when his new permanent contract kick-starts at the beginning of July.

Fans will be buzzing

Leeds fans have already made their feelings known on a potential deal for Harrison, and so the news that Bielsa is close to clinching his first permanent signing of the summer transfer window will have them absolutely buzzing.

The winger enjoyed a superb season for the Whites, and speaking exclusively to FFC, former Leeds man David Norris waxed lyrical about the kind of impact he has had: “I think from the people I’ve spoken to at the club, he certainly hasn’t gone under the radar because they like him and I think he’s stepped it uplevel this year.

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“He’s done a couple of brilliant pieces of skill and has scored some great goals but he’s really direct, quick and exciting to watch.”

Tying up a permanent deal for Harrison would no doubt have been a priority for Bielsa, especially given that the winger has been under his guidance for the past three seasons now.

To all intents and purposes, the 24-year-old hasn’t really been a Manchester City player, and now that official confirmation of a permanent deal is likely to go through on July 1st, he and Bielsa can rest easy knowing his long-term future will be at Elland Road.

Meanwhile, Leeds United have been handed a major boost…

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