Well, it’s silly season time again.
It’s being reported that Harris is unhappy at Cardiff and wants to leave the club, and with his contract due to run out this summer, that he could be on the move elsewhere. Leeds United, Aston Villa, and even Bolton Wanderers are said to be interested in Harris.
Harris has gotten a run in the Cardiff City first team because of an injury to Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Junior Hoilett’s poor form. He even scored a goal in Cardiff’s victory over Fulham, which led to praise from Neil Warnock, who said:
I didn’t think I’d ever play him if I’m honest.
At the start of the season I didn’t, but he’s just changed my mind. He deserves it.
He’s been the best player in training for the last six weeks, he’s been an absolute breath of fresh air for me as a manager.
I’ve had no option but to bring him into the squad.
I put him on and he scored the other week and he’s earned his place and by the looks of it he wants to keep it.
Because I thought every time he got it he was dangerous. He was as good as anybody on the pitch today.
Of course, Warnock overlooking a player with actual skill that suddenly has come in and gotten a goal in the first Cardiff win in the Premier League this season, the 4-2 victory over Fulham, and then followed it up with a key performance in the only other Cardiff win of the season, a 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion, is absolutely par for the course for a Warnock managed team, so that shouldn’t be held against him.
And even if he’s getting playing time now, it’s only a matter of time until he’s stuck on the bench again, leaving an opening for another team to lure him away from Cardiff. Could Leeds be that team? If Bielsa wants him, then Victor Orta needs to make it happen, otherwise this could all just be agent talk as a way to get Cardiff to the table to get an extension done.