Tottenham insider John Wenham has been reacting to Antonio Conte’s interest in Leeds United winger Jack Harrison, as per Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Not just Harrison
Spurs appear to be taking a liking to Elland Road wingers, with recent reports claiming that they have made a marquee offer to sign Raphinha. The Brazilian’s future is still up in the air, as it seems he is holding out for a move to Barcelona despite the Whites agreeing a fee with Chelsea.
Harrison is also thought to be of interest in north London, with Sky Sports claiming towards the end of June that the 25-year-old has been on Tottenham’s radar for a while.
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The Latest: Wenham’s comments
Spurs insider Wenham was talking to Football Insider regarding a potential move for Harrison, He claimed that Leeds would ask for ‘big money’ and that they have ‘no real reason to sell’, believing that a transfer won’t materialise.
“This has popped up before, I think it first came around at the end of the January transfer window.
“I think they [Spurs] like him because he is versatile. He can play left-wing, left wing-back and left-back.
“Again, Leeds would ask for big money for him. They have just sold Kalvin Phillips for big money and Raphinha looks like he is going to go so they have no real reason to sell.
“It’s not one I can see happening at the moment. We still have Lucas Moura as well and Richarlison is about to boost our options.”
The Verdict: Spot on
Leeds look like they will lose two key players in Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha this summer, so as Wenham mentioned, the Whites won’t need to sell Harrison too.
The 25-year-old has been a regular in the Yorkshire club’s first team since 2018, making 166 appearances at Elland Road and contributing to 50 goals.
He is under contract for a further two years, so you’d expect that Leeds won’t want to lose Harrison alongside Raphinha in what is a relatively small first-team squad.
Jesse Marsch and Victor Orta will surely want to bolster the club’s attacking ranks should Raphinha leave, not weaken them by selling Harrison.
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