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The Newcastle United Blog | Newcastle are set to test the waters with an initial offer for the goalscoring winger

Newcastle are reportedly weighing a bid of around £20m for Leeds winger Jack Harrison. The 25-year-old has been on the radar since the start of the summer and with just two years remaining on his contract, is a viable target.

However, Leeds are reluctant sellers having already lost Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips this window. The Mail and The Northern Echo report that Leeds have put a £35m price tag on the wide forward.

Speaking after a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa yesterday, Leeds manager Jesse Marsch had the following to say about the interest in Harrison according to Leeds Live:

“There has always been interest in Jack, like many of our players. But I know Jack is also very happy here and he’s done a really good job, he’s a big part of what we do.

“Of course there are always possibilities of big transfer offers coming in and clubs then have to decide how that fits in and what are the best options moving forward. But, for me, Jack Harrison is a big part of our plans moving forward and we’re counting on him this season, that’s for sure.

Harrison played 62 minutes yesterday but threw a ‘we’ll see what happens’ when asked to speculate on his future. Although he appeared relaxed in post-match interviews.

Eddie Howe is a fan of the hard-working winger. His record of 8 goals per season in the Premier League is impressive. The next step might be to test the waters with a low initial bid and see what stirs.