Jack Harrison [midfielder]

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Ulrich

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Remember when folks were questioning his contributions on the heels of his Boro loan and not stellar stats to start the season with Leeds and that he should be happy with the Championship..... yeah.... those were good takes. £15-20m doesn’t get tossed around for Championship quality players.
By the end of season he was a solid starter for Leeds. I don't know that that translates to Premier League quality. But he's a hardworking, intelligent kid. In any case, I am and would continue to be happy to be wrong.
 

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I was just going to ask that, and if we did have a sell on clause, is that just money in the family, or does it provide any additional *AM?
Don't think so, the maximum amount of MLS money received would be 650K GAM. And we already got that for the transfer, so we wouldn't get any roster money. We could get additional cash money, but do we really need it if Man City gets it?
 

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Leeds sadly fell apart at the end but are probably lower Prem level in a lot of ways? Not sure he'd get a ton of minutes for a team not battling relegation though? Rather seem him start regularly for Leeds again then be occasional sup in the Prem.
 
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Don't think so, the maximum amount of MLS money received would be 650K GAM. And we already got that for the transfer, so we wouldn't get any roster money. We could get additional cash money, but do we really need it if Man City gets it?
It's probably better for Man City's books if NYCFC don't get it a sell-on fee.
 
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This is great to read, but I wonder if this site is more about cheerleading for CFG than about reporting what's realistic. 15-20 million pounds is a big price tag.
Could be both. But here’s the deal, if Leeds wants Harrison, and are willing to front the cost but can’t hit the number CFG is asking (reportedly £15-20m), then either that’s the correct number & there are other suitors willing to pay it, or CFG is playing a game of chicken from a not great vantage point. Because, if the other interest is just subterfuge to drive the price up, and there are no other PL takers, then Harrison will want to go back to Leeds and CFG will have overplayed their hand and have to take a lower amount - since Harrison won’t be happy if CFG plays hardball and keeps him from a club he excelled at all in the name of a few quid (to prove their fortitude negotiating).
 
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It's probably better for Man City's books if NYCFC don't get it a sell-on fee.
If there is no sell-on fee, any transfer fee stays within CFG 100%. With a sell-on fee, most of it stays within CFG, and a portion would go to New York Yankees (assuming that the current ownership structure splits revenues based on proportion of ownership and transfer fees aren't handled differently).
 

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If there is no sell-on fee, any transfer fee stays within CFG 100%. With a sell-on fee, most of it stays within CFG, and a portion would go to New York Yankees (assuming that the current ownership structure splits revenues based on proportion of ownership and transfer fees aren't handled differently).
Also true, but I was getting at is that if there's a sell-on fee, it would reduce Man City's take, which would make their profits look worse and reduce their ability to spend via FFP, at least fairly.
 
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Really good write-up by Phil Hay about Jack: https://theathletic.com/1236535/2019/09/25/lampards-thighs-pirlos-precision-respect-from-villa-but-jack-harrisons-mother-is-the-biggest-star/

As NYCFC fans we know his back story pretty well at this point. But I've always enjoyed Phil's Leeds pieces and he pulls out some more expansive quotes from Harrison and people like Vieira and Villa.
Good read, great kid. Hope he gets to achieve his dream of playing well in the PL. Love the Lampard thighs quote hahahaha. Glad to know that our older DPs, while we have many qualms about their contracts and pay, were at least very willing to help out the younger kids and such in the squad. Obviously Villa, Pirlo, and Lamps have a ton of experience, but to hear about them going out of their ways to teach and help Jack is awesome. Maybe they did a lot more off the pitch than we realized.
 
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