Leeds United are set to retain Jack Harrison for next season, the club’s director of football Victor Orta told Radio Marca.  

The 23-year-old will however be on the books of the Yorkshire giants for a third consecutive loan spell. They will not have him on a permanent basis.

Harrison played a big role in helping the Whites attain promotion to the Premier League ahead of next season. He has so far made 46 appearances in all competitions for the Whites, scoring six goals this season.

The former England U-21 international has developed in leaps and bounds in his second season at Elland Road. He was given regular opportunities last season but struggled to find consistency.

Harrison who can operate on the wing or as an attacking midfielder is a good fit for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

He appears to have the quality required to play in the Premier League. Leeds will aim to avoid relegation from the top-flight next season and it makes sense for them to retain the services of Harrison.

Leeds were expected to attempt to sign Harrison on a permanent deal this summer.

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted a lot of clubs financially and the club will have to try and reduce their expenditure wherever they can.

They will have to prioritize signing a new striker. Patrick Bamford does not appear to be a prolific goal scorer.

If the Whites want to avoid relegation next season, they should ideally have a striker on their roster who is a proven top-flight goal scorer.

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