As per 90min, the Hammers are said to be ‘taking an interest’ in the 25-year-old, with uncertainty over the future of a number of key players at Elland Road despite their final day survival.
It was the Englishman’s stoppage-time strike that rubberstamped the Yorkshire side’s safety from the drop, with that effort having been his eighth Premier League goal in an impressive campaign on a personal note.
The £60k-per-week forward – who joined his current side in a £11m permanent deal last summer after spending the previous three seasons on loan at the club – is also being tracked by both Newcastle United and Everton, however, as per the report, while a potential departure for teammate Raphinha could ‘impact’ Leeds’ stance regarding a sale.
Although there is likely to be competition for his signature, as noted above, the east Londoners will no doubt have confidence in their own pulling power, with their involvement in next season’s Europa Conference League a potential attractive prospect.
One man who knows all about competing in Europe for the Irons is club icon Trevor Sinclair, with the Englishman notably scoring in the 1999 Intertoto Cup final success, before featuring in the UEFA Cup the following season.
The versatile forward had joined from Queens Park Rangers in 1998 and would go on to spend five years at Upton Park, netting an impressive 37 league goals in that time – ensuring he is currently fifth on the Hammers’ scoring list in the Premier League era.
Capable of featuring at wing-back, but also on either flank in an attacking role, the one-time Manchester City man was a real handful for any defender, while he also had a penchant for the spectacular, notably netting a stunning overhead kick – no, not that one – for West Ham against Derby County on Boxing Day in 2001.
In Harrison, GSB could well have found the perfect heir, with the £13.5m-rated gem – who has previously been dubbed a “revelation” by former New York City FC teammate Frank Lampard – also having the ability to dazzle from his left-wing berth, as well as his proving himself a potent force in front of goal.
The Europa League semi-finalists saw that finishing prowess up close this season, as the former England U21 international bagged a breathtaking hat-trick in a 3-2 win for the visitors at the London Stadium back in January.
Moyes and co will no doubt be hoping to avoid being tormented once again in the 2022/23 campaign, with the ideal way to prevent a repeat performance being to snap him up themselves.