Leeds United re-sign Jack Harrison on loan and Joe Gelhardt from Wigan Athletic

Harrison (right) scored six league goals last season
Jack Harrison (right) scored six league goals last season

Leeds United have signed Manchester City winger Jack Harrison on a season-long loan for the third campaign in succession.

Harrison, 23, spent the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons on loan at Elland Road and helped Leeds win promotion to the Premier League for 2020-21.

"It's is a great feeling to come back to where I have been settled," he said.

Leeds have also signed 18-year-old forward Joe Gelhardt from Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

Gelhardt played 18 times in the Championship last season - scoring once - and both he and Harrison take Leeds' tally of summer signings to four.

Since winning promotion, Leeds have already signed winger Helder Costa on a permanent deal from Wolves and goalkeeper Illan Meslier from French club Lorient after both impressed during loan spells last season.

Harrison says his two years working under manager Marcelo Bielsa so far have proven a "great learning experience".

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds Harrison added: "He's a very demanding manager but as players we know it will be good for you in the end.

"We know that and have to follow his lead. We have to continue to buy into it and follow it and hopefully we will do well next year in the Premier League.

"When I first came to Leeds it was just kind of realising the pressures that come with playing for a huge club and what it means to the fans.

"Learning to play at a high level consistently - I don't think anyone can tell you it's easy playing for Marcelo but if you do what he asks you can improve yourself as a player and come out better."

Harrison scored four goals in 37 league outings during his first season on loan and contributed six in 46 matches in the Championship last term, helping Leeds win promotion as champions.

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