Leeds United have revealed that they have a clause in place where they can sign loan star Jack Harrison permanently at the end of the season, according to the Football Insider website.
The Whites have taken the Manchester City winger temporarily for the second campaign in succession, after he made a good impression under Marcelo Bielsa last term.
The belief of the main men at Leeds is that Harrison has the potential to improve into something special, who can operate at the highest level, rather than just ply his trade away from the Premier League, so he is exactly the sort of player they are looking for to move forward with.
The England under-21 international has started all six of the Whites’ Championship matches this term, fending off the significant competition from the likes of Jack Clarke and Helder Costa, and will be looking to continue his wonderful start to the season when the Yorkshire outfit return from the international break.
Bielsa believes in Harrison enough that he advised the Leeds hierarchy to ensure there was an option to buy the 22-year-old when his loan spell runs out, and that is exactly what is in place, according to a source of the second tier side.
The Whites have the same sort of deal for Costa, but whereas they are committed to signing him at the end of the campaign, the Elland Road outfit have the choice of whether or not to purchase the Manchester City ace.
No fee has yet been mentioned in any potential deal, but Harrison has three more years remaining on his contract at the Etihad Stadium, so Leeds are unlikely to get hold of their man for anything less than £10 million, although if they have secured promotion to the Premier League by then funds will barely matter.