Journalist Dean Jones has named Aston Villa as a potential destination for a current Premier League winger…
What’s the talk?
Jones has claimed that Jack Harrison could be on his way out of Leeds United, if Jesse Marsch’s side land another player in his position, and revealed that the Villans are one of the clubs who could be in for him.
Should Aston Villa sign Jack Harrison?
The reporter told GIVEMESPORT: “I mean, they’re [Leeds Utd] clearly tempted [to bring in another forward] and you wonder if it’s linked to Jack Harrison.
“One thing I did hear this morning is that the Harrison situation might be becoming more open than it has been at any other point in the month and actually, Aston Villa was one of the teams that was suggested to me as a potential place for him to land.”
Forget Bertrand Traore
John Percy, of The Telegraph, has reported that the club are set to recall winger Bertrand Traore from his loan spell but Unai Emery must immediately forget about the current Villa forward and swoop in to sign Harrison from their Premier League rivals.
The Whites attacker is a proven performer in the English top flight and could be a dream signing out wide for the Spanish head coach because of that.
A January signing will not have a pre-season or much time to settle in and that is why bringing in a player who has already proven that they can perform in the Premier League would be an ideal move by the club.
Harrison fits that bill as the former Manchester City has been in fine form in recent seasons for Leeds since winning promotion to the division in 2020.
The 26-year-old attacker, who was once lauded as being “explosive” and “dangerous” by Leeds boss Marsch, produced 16 goals and nine assists between the 2020/21 and 2021/22 Premier League campaigns.
Harrison has created 19 ‘big chances’ in the division in the last two-and-a-half seasons, whilst Traore has created six in 45 outings in the top-flight during his time at Villa Park – scoring seven goals in the process.
This suggests that the £50k-per-week Leeds man could offer more than Traore in terms of both scoring and creating goals in the Premier League and that is why he could be a dream solution for Emery and Villa before the deadline.