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Leeds pulled plug on Jack Harrison joining Leicester City despite medical

Leeds United attacking midfielder Jack Harrison was close to joining Leicester City yesterday, reports The Athletic.

The Foxes had been keen on signing the 26-year-old for a while and were ready to pay around £20 million for him.

Harrison was at Leicester’s training ground on Tuesday evening and underwent medical tests.

However, Leeds called off the deal and decided against selling him in the closing hours of the transfer window.

Harrison never pushed for a move, but he was ready to leave if the Whites sanctioned it.

His current contract expires in 2024, and Leeds plan to hold talks about an extension soon.

Leicester had planned to hand him higher wages than what the Elland Road club currently pay him.

The Peacocks will have to put that into consideration during negotiations.

Harrison remains on Leicester’s radar, and they will likely renew interest if he does not sign a new deal soon.

Leeds manager Jesse Marsch had always insisted he wants to hold on to the winger.

The former New York City FC star scored the opener and assisted the last goal in his side’s 3-1 win over Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup last Saturday.

He has scored two goals and assisted five times in 20 games across all competitions this term.

Harrison helped keep Leeds up during their first two seasons back in the Premier League and could play a crucial role again this season.

While they have strengthened their attack by signing Georginio Rutter, holding on to Harrison could be a sensible move.

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