£17m offer rejected and price tag revealed as Toon look to turn player’s head – The Athletic

The Athletic have released a fresh update on Jack Harrison’s future after reports on Wednesday suggested we’d launched an £18m bid for the Leeds winger.

Phil Hay – the man covering goings on at Elland Road – says The Whites have ‘no plans’ to sell the 25-year-old, having recently rejected a £17m proposal from St James’ Park.

Newcastle have indicated that we’d be unwilling to pay no more than £25m for the former Man City man, yet Leeds are believed to value Harrison at ‘upwards of £35m.’

This is a familiar issue for Eddie Howe and his recruitment team, with us recently priced out of moves for Moussa Diaby and Alexander Isak in our search for new attackers.

According to The Athletic, Newcastle believe to have the ‘selling points’ to tempt Harrison to Tyneside, but that means very little if our top price for the ex-England U21 talent is at least £10m below Leeds’ valuation.

Considering they’ve just banked around £100 for Raphinha (Barcelona) and Kavlin Phillips (Man City), they’ll have little reason to lower their demands here – unless the player pushes for a move…

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3 thoughts on “£17m offer rejected and price tag revealed as Toon look to turn player’s head – The Athletic

  1. “Richest club in the world ?”, you are having a laugh , what is the point in going for an entrenched player when you have no intention of meeting the asking price ! Ghost of fat Mike here methinks .

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  2. This club seem’s to be still stuck in the Mike Ashley era.Are they still the same scouts Ashley had?Been the richest club in the world and we can’t get 90% of our targets through the door? Because Why? Offering way below their asking prices for players.And I do know about the Newcastle Tax.

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  3. This article doesn’t make any sense, we put a £40 million price tag on St Max and offer £17 million for Harrison who isn’t worth £23 million less than St Max. Is this the Newcastle tax working in reverse?

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