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Report: Newcastle want to sign Leeds United star but he’ll now cost as much as Sven Botman

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Newcastle United want Jack Harrison – but Leeds United are ready to demand around £35million for the winger this summer.

The Magpies have bolstered their back line with deals for Nick Pope and Sven Botman, but the focus will now turn to attacking additions.

A new winger is an absolute priority for Eddie Howe but Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby seems to be too expensive for the Magpies.

Newcastle will need to find alternatives and they may look closer to home with their interest in Leeds star Harrison.

Newcastle United want Jack Harrison

The Daily Mail reported last week that Newcastle wanted Harrison because Howe is a particularly big fan of the Englishman.

Howe allegedly loves Harrison’s attitude and work rate, seemingly feeling that he need those qualities in the Newcastle side.

However, the Daily Mail report that Leeds want at least £35million if they are to sell Harrison this summer – the same price Newcastle paid for star defender Botman.

Leeds have just sold one winger with Raphinha leaving Elland Road for a big-money move to Barcelona.

Leeds have replaced him with Luis Sinisterra but will still be reluctant to lose another first-team winger this summer.

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Harrison played 35 times in the Premier League last season, racking up more than 2600 minutes whilst bagging eight goals.

The 25-year-old is primarily a left-sided winger and still has two years left on his Leeds contract.

Harrison won’t be quite as expensive as Diaby but this now comes down to value for money; would £35million for Harrison improve Newcastle enough right now?

Newcastle may have big money under PIF but they have already shown that they will not be held to ransom.

The Magpies could land Burnley’s Maxwel Cornet for around half the price of Harrison, which brings Leeds’ asking price into focus – and whilst you can’t argue against Leeds wanting big money for a key player, it’s just hard to see Newcastle agreeing to pay that price.

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