By James Murray

17th Nov, 2023 | 10:10am

Everton: Next Jack Harrison loan clause emerges at Leeds United after 'bizarre' turn of events

Everton loanee Jack Harrison could be allowed to go straight back out on loan if Leeds United fail to win promotion this season, according to The Athletic.

The news outlet reported on its website on Friday (17 November) that the 26-year-old’s deal with the Toffees doesn’t include an option to make the switch to Goodison Park on a permanent basis.

It highlighted how this year has been “bizarre” for the English winger after leaving the Championship club on loan despite only signing a new five-year deal in April at Elland Road.

“The Athletic has been told that if Leeds fail to go straight back up this season, the terms of Harrison’s contract could allow him to go out on loan again next summer,” said the news outlet. “His move to Everton is a straight loan, with no option to buy, but he has settled well.”

Hard to call

It’s pretty hard to call where Harrison’s future will eventually lie as there are several factors that could have an impact on his situation this season.

If Leeds do manage to secure promotion back to the Premier League, then there is a good chance that they will want to keep hold of a player of his quality.

But if that isn’t to be the case, then another loan spell could be on the cards due to a clause that has been included in his contract.

There is a chance, though, that the Toffees or any other interested parties could look to sign him on a permanent basis after he has had a promising start to his loan at Goodison.

It will largely depend on whether or not the Blues can afford to sign the winger as there are several unknowns regarding the club’s financial situation.

In other Everton news, a billionaire-owned club may have to pay up to £45million to sign a Toffees star.