Leeds United sign Jack Harrison on loan and Joe Gelhardt from Wigan Athletic


Jack Harrison (right) scored six league goals last season

Leeds United have signed Manchester City winger Jack Harrison on a one-season loan for the third consecutive campaign.

Harrison, 23, spent the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons on loan at Elland Road and helped Leeds win promotion to the Premier League for 2020-21.

“It’s a great feeling to come back to where I am based,” he said.

Leeds have also signed 18-year-old striker Joe Gelhardt from Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

Gelhardt played 18 times in the league last season – scoring once – and he and Harrison bring Leeds’ summer signing count to four.

Since his promotion, Leeds have already signed winger Helder Costa on a permanent contract with Wolves and goalkeeper Illan Meslier from French club Lorient after both impressing on loan last season.

Harrison says his two years of working under Marcelo Bielsa so far has proven to be a “great learning experience.”

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds Harrison added: “He’s a very demanding manager, but as players we know it will be good for you in the end.

“We know this and must follow his example. We have to continue to adhere to it and follow it and we hope we will do well next year in the Premier League.

“When I first came to Leeds I kind of realized the pressures of playing for a big club and what that means for the fans.

“Learning to play at a high level consistently – I don’t think anyone can tell you that it’s easy to play for Marcelo, but if you do what he asks you can improve as a player and come out better. ”

Harrison scored four goals in 37 league appearances in his first season on loan and contributed six in 46 league games last season, helping Leeds win promotion to champion.


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