Leicester keen to snap up England U21 ace from New York City
Leicester City are currently battling to keep their hands on wing wizard Riyad Mahrez in January, with Manchester City sniffing around the player. But the Foxes could have found the ideal replacement in the form of Jack Harrison.
The 21-year-old currently plies his trade for the Citizens’ satellite club New York City FC, and has impressed since joining the MLS outfit last year.
During the 2017 campaign, the right-sided winger bagged 10 goals and three assists in 36 games, helping the Bronx Blues reach the MLS play-offs for the second year in succession.
And the latest reports claim those displays have made him a key January target for Leicester boss Claude Puel.
In fact, while the youngster had been linked with Man City and Manchester United (where he’d formerly been a youth player) earlier in the Autumn, the East Midlands club now look to be frontrunners for his signature.
Transfermarkt.co.uk estimate the player’s market value at £850k. If Puel can get his hands on the youngster for anything close to that figure, it could prove an absolute steal.
As a Midlands native who’s recently broken into the England Under-21 side, a move to the Premier League could prove tough to resist for the talented Harrison. We wouldn’t be surprised to see him lining up at the King Power Stadium come January.
Next up for the current Leicester City crop is a visit to West Ham United on Friday night. The Foxes are 31/20 to beat the Irons for the third meeting in succession.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing