LEEDS SIGN WINGER HARRISON
Leeds United have completed the signing of winger Jack Harrison from fellow Premier League team Manchester City on a permanent deal. The transfer was announced by the two teams on Friday.
24-year-old winger Harrison became a Manchester City player four years when he joined the club from Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit New York City FC. Harrison has not played for Manchester City competitively since signing for the Premier League championsin 2017 up until his permanent deal to Leeds United was confirmed this week.
Harrison has been a key part of the success achieved by Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa at the club over the last few seasons. The winger scored six goals and provided eight assists in 46 games in the English Championship during the 2019/20 season as Leeds United secured Premier League promotion by winning the English Championship. Leeds United secured promotion to the top flight for the first time since they were demoted almost two decades ago. Apart from the former Champions League semi-finalists, West Brom and London team Fulham also secured promotion to the Premier League at the end of the penultimate English Championship season.
Leeds United were the only to retain their Premier League status at the end of last season out of all the three teams who got promoted before the season started. Fulham and West Brom were relegated alongside Sheffield United. Leeds United were impressive after finishing their first season back with the big boys in the top half. Harrison scored eight goals and eight assists in 38 league games as Leeds United finished the latest Premier League season in ninth place.