'Really energised': Ian Wright says £60k-a-week Leeds player has improved so much
Leeds United winger Jack Harrison has been praised by Ian Wright on the Wrighty’s House podcast.
The Premier League icon believes the Whites attacker has improved massively under Javi Gracia.
Harrison has two goals and two assists from his last four Premier League games with Leeds.
His efforts have helped the Elland Road outfit climb out of the bottom three and up to 14th in the table.
And Wright loves what he’s seen from both Harrison and Gracia, who has “energised” the entire team.
Wright said: “You look at someone like Jack Harrison, how he’s playing now.
“He’s got four goal involvements in four games.
“In 21 games under Jesse Marsch I think he had three [writer’s note: five].
“He’s got four in four games. He (Gracia) has just upped the ante with everybody.
“They are playing a lot better. They look really energised.”
How different things might’ve been
Talk about fine margins in football.
Leeds were on the brink of selling Harrison to Leicester City in the January transfer window.
As per The Athletic, Harrison actually made the trip to Leicester’s training ground.
This was to pre-empt the possibility that he could be sold at the last minute.
Indeed, Leicester got a medical going, but in the end, Leeds made the decision to keep Harrison.
Now, the £60,000-a-week (Salarysport) ace is in fine form.
He could have a big say regarding the Whites’ top-flight status.
Harrison’s latest performance, away at Wolves, saw him pretty much run himself into the ground.
Credit to Leeds for keeping him and also for bringing in Gracia, who so far looks like an inspired appointment.
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