Leeds United chief takes a swipe at Newcastle United after transfer bid
Leeds United winger Jack Harrison was under strong consideration at Newcastle United this summer.
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The Magpies are understood to have tabled two bids for the 25-year-old this summer - the most recent offer rising above the £20million mark.
However, the Whites rejected United’s advances and slapped a reported £35m price tag on the winger.
With less than 48 hours of the transfer window remaining, Newcastle are unlikely to return with a third bid having paid a club record fee to land Alexander Isak on Friday.
And penning his programme notes ahead of Leeds’ 1-1 draw with Everton on Tuesday, Kinnear appeared to aim a jibe Eddie Howe side’s way.
Kinnear said: “We have rebuffed numerous offers for players that are still core to our playing strategy, including one that, based on its value, was only for Jack Harrison’s right leg.”
The Whites CEO isn’t the only person to poke fun at United. In June, Leicester City claimed Newcastle’s £35m offer James Maddison “might just cover three-quarters of his left leg”.
Howe ruled out any major transfer business taking place between now and tomorrow’s 11pm with loans one avenue being explored.
Howe, speaking ahead of the visit to Liverpool tonight, said: “I don’t expect to be, to be honest. We’re very pleased with the business we’ve done.
“The injuries we have are believed to be short-term. There might be a bit of short-term pain around the squad but longer-term when those bodies back fit, I think we’re very strong.
“That’s not to say we are totally closed off. We’re obviously still looking but I don’t expect any major business to be done.”