Everton Eye Permanent Deal for Jack Harrison After Loan Spell

Everton sporting director Kevin Thelwell has confirmed the club’s intention to pursue a permanent deal for winger Jack Harrison following his loan spell from Leeds United.

Harrison, 27, was one of several Leeds players who took advantage of a relegation clause in their contracts to depart Elland Road on loan last summer after the club’s drop to the Championship.

“We also thank Arnaut [Danjuma] and Jack for their roles in the progress made under Sean [Dyche] and his coaching staff,” Thelwell said on the club’s website. “We will continue discussions with Leeds regarding Jack’s future in the coming weeks.”

Harrison, a consistent presence for Everton despite an early injury, has impressed manager Sean Dyche with his work rate, although his goal contributions remained modest at seven in 35 appearances.

Reports suggest a £20 million buyout clause exists in Harrison’s loan agreement, but Everton’s financial situation could complicate negotiations. Thelwell’s statement suggests the Merseyside club is open to discussing a transfer fee with Leeds.

This move could provide Leeds with much-needed funds for their rebuild under new manager Daniel Farke. Several other players remain on loan from Leeds, including Robin Koch (Frankfurt), Luis Sinisterra (Bournemouth), Diego Llorente, Rasmus Kristensen, Marc Roca, Max Wober, and Brenden Aaronson.