Leeds United sign Jack Harrison and Ben White on loan
Last Updated: 01/07/19 11:39am
Leeds United have signed Jack Harrison from Manchester City and Ben White from Brighton - both on season-long loan deals.
Harrison, 22, returns to Elland Road for a second spell after scoring four goals and making three assists in 37 appearances for Marcelo Bielsa's side last season.
The England U21 international arrived at Elland Road on a season-long loan in July 2018, after enjoying a previous loan stint at Middlesbrough.
Harrison agreed to extend his existing Manchester City contract by one season before leaving on loan, and Leeds also have an option to make his deal permanent signing at the end of the 2019/20 season.
Centre-back White, 21, joins on a temporary one-year deal from Brighton after having impressed on loan at Newport County and Peterborough over the last two seasons.
The defender has also signed a one-year contract extension with Brighton.
Harrison says Marcelo Bielsa is one of the main reasons why he jumped at the chance to return to Elland Road.
"Working with Marcelo (Bielsa), who is different, is one of the reasons why I came back. I want to continue learning and building on the performances from last year," he told Sky Sports News.
"Most people could agree that we probably should have been promoted last season. In certain moments of the year things just didn't fall our way. We're hoping to redeem ourselves and get promoted."
Meanwhile, White revealed how he was initiated with a double session of training upon arriving at Leeds' training ground for the first time.
"I went in for a double session today, straight in. (I have not) spoken to any of the players yet but I hear it's going to be tough," he revealed.
"I am quite relaxed and chilled and will take everyday as it comes."