Everton have completed the signing of Jack Harrison from Leeds United on a season-long loan.
The Premier League club triggered a clause in the 26-year-old’s contract that sees him join on a temporary basis. They are likely to push to make the move permanent in due course.
Harrison undertook a medical at Everton’s Finch Farm training ground on Sunday.
Premier League rivals Aston Villa considered a move for Harrison but had concerns over his expected recovery time from a recent injury.
The former New York City FC winger has been absent for the start of Leeds’ Championship campaign under Daniel Farke, with a hopping issue that is set to keep him out until after the September international break.
Everton have been keen to strengthen in the wide areas, with Harrison a key target all summer for the Merseyside club alongside Arnaut Danjuma, who joined on loan from Villarreal in July. Sean Dyche’s side have also brought in Ashley Young and Youssef Chermiti so far this summer.
Harrison is the latest player to depart Leeds following their relegation — with Robin Koch, Max Wober, Rasmus Kristensen, Marc Roca and Brenden Aaronson all leaving already — and more are likely to follow. Willy Gnonto, Luis Sinisterra and Tyler Adams have all also been linked moves away from Elland Road.
Everton lost their first Premier League game 1-0 against Fulham on Saturday. They are next in action away to Aston Villa next Sunday.
Leeds, meanwhile, have lost and drawn in their first two Championship fixtures. Farke’s side host West Bromwich Albion on Friday in their next fixture.
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