Leeds United have confirmed the signature of Manchester City attacker Jack Harrison. The 21-year old is the fourth signing Leeds have made this summer and joins the trio of Barry Douglas, Lewis Baker and Jamal Blackman.
Harrison revealed that he was looking forward to working with manager Marcelo Bielsa who is pretty similar to Pep Guardiola in terms of style, “I’m looking forward to meeting the team and working with [manager] Marcelo Bielsa.”
“The ideals here [Leeds] are similar to City’s and Marcelo has a fantastic reputation. It’s a great opportunity to be here.”
Leeds haven’t been all that active in terms of spending money as this is their third loan signing. Harrison comes with a good reputation, however. Let’s take a look at what he’ll offer the team.
Jack Harrison – Fact file and what he’ll offer Leeds United
Manchester City have some impressive young players at the club and Harrison was one of them. While Phil Foden is often the most talked about player, Harrison himself is a pretty good talent who can achieve big things in the future.
With a manager like Pep Guardiola, it’s easy enough to see what type of players City are trying to groom. Harrison is your typical modern day inverted winger who plays on the right.
You would generally presume that a player of his age is all about making those darting runs on the right and taking on defenders to create chances. But Harrison does have other attributes which make him stand out.
Having played in a New York City side that had legends of the game in David Villa and Andrea Pirlo, the limelight was Harrison’s shoulders. And with stars like the aforementioned, you can’t do it yourself, can you? The vision to find a man in the box or someone in a better attacking position is something that Harrison mustered in the MLS.
With good pace to burn and the ability to beat players with his dribbling, Harrison could be a brilliant addition to Manchester City. His work rate is also pretty impressive and though he will take some time to adjust to the physicality of the Championship, he can be the spark that Bielsa needs in the Leeds attack.
Despite his young age, Harrison managed 14 goals in 55 MLS games before his move to Manchester City. He will offer the goal threat from the wide areas and Leeds have possibly signed a good player on loan.