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1/2/2023 | 09:10pm
Leeds United ended deadline day with the only notable outgoing having been that of centre-back Diego Llorente, with the experienced Spaniard joining Roma on an initial loan deal, just a matter of weeks after signing a new contract extension.
The Whites were, however, able to come out of the January window rather unscathed with regard to keeping hold of their key figures, with sporting director Victor Orta having seemingly avoided a late disaster by refusing to sanction the sale of forward, Jack Harrison.
The Athletic’s David Ornstein revealed last week that the Yorkshire side had received an offer of around £20m for the Englishman from Premier League rivals Leicester City, with Orta and co having been considering whether to green-light an exit, or to reward the 26-year-old with a new deal and keep him at Elland Road.
The Daily Mail then reported that the move was ‘delicately poised’ heading into deadline day, with the former New York City man – who has just 18 months to run on his existing contract – said to be uncertain about the prospect of joining another side who are scrapping for surviving.
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As it proved, Tuesday came and went with the one-time Manchester City ace still at the club, with that resolution seemingly a real blessing as far as Jesse Marsch’s side are concerned, such is the important role that Harrison can go on to play in the second half of the campaign.
Should Leeds have sold Jack Harrison?
No, absolutely not!
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