Everton could sign Jack Harrison permanently before next summer.

That’s according to journalist Alan Myers, who has claimed that the Toffees have a release clause inserted in the winger’s contract that means his move can be made permanent during the season.

Everton announced Harrison had signed on loan from Leeds United yesterday, though the ‘terrific’ 26-year-old won’t make his debut for a while.

Harrison is currently recovering from a hip injury and is expected to be sidelined for up to a month, though that clearly didn’t put Everton off his signature.

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The Athletic have reported that Everton haven’t paid a loan fee for Harrison, though they could cough up the cash to sign him permanently before the end of the campaign if he is successful.

Harrison has netted 21 goals and provided 16 assists in the Premier League since the Whites were promoted in 2020.

The forward only signed a new five-year deal at Elland Road in April but could be confirmed as a permanent addition to Sean Dyche’s side over the next year.

There were no ‘last minute issues’ for Everton in Jack Harrison pursuit

There was a lot of rumours circulating when Everton looked to wrap up a loan deal with Jack Harrison over the weekend.

Aston Villa were reportedly looking to hijack the Toffees’ move and Fabrizio Romano even reported that they looked set to land the former Manchester City man, however it was eventually the Merseyside outfit that secured the signing.

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Despite all the talk, Alan Myers has claimed that there were never any issues in Everton’s pursuit and Aston Villa’s interest ended ‘some time ago’.

Either way, Everton will be very happy that they have brought Harrison to the club and will be even more relieved if they can sign him permanently at some point in the next year.

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