Harrison return on again as Everton near to agreeing new loan

Leeds United winger Jack Harrison spent last season on loan at Goodison Park and could be close to returning to Merseyside for another twelve months
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The Leeds wide man spent last season on loan at Everton and had a solid enough campaign, although he did not offer a really consistent attacking threat and only scored three Premier League goals.

He did though certainly work hard for the team and provided good solid defensive cover on the right flank, which to be fair was probably very useful given all the injuries and changes in personal at right-back last season.

So with that in mind, Sean Dyche was keen to bring him back again next season and sought to get another loan deal sorted out once it was clear Leeds would not be returning to the Premier League.

I have to be honest that is not something I would be as enthusiastic about given Harrison's lack of attacking productivity, but then again Dyche is the boss of course.

Now it seems as though another loan move is on and Harrison will be returning to Goodison Park again when the new, and final campaign, at the Grand Old Lady kicks off in August.

Everton need more goals from all their wide and attacking players - in fact in truth from everyone - after the team were the second lowest scorers in the Premier League last season.

But I don't think Harrison will provide that, so if he to return and play a similar role, Dyche will have to look for more productivity from others in the team.

There may well be further forward signings in the summer, especially if Dn Friedkin can complete his takeover sooner rather than later.

Another solution could be to push Dwight McNeil further forward and deploy him in a more advanced role, something I have previously advocated. He could then perhaps offer more of a goal threat.

However, I don't imagine that Dyche will do that and disrupt his favored 4-5-1 formation, and anyway at the moment his focus seems to be on strengthening the midfield rather than his attack.