Leeds United are all well aware of the rule that states a club can only have a maximum of five loanees in a matchday squad, yet at the moment the Whites have got six players on-loan, meaning so far that Jack Clarke has missed out.
The EFL’s loan quota left Jack Clarke sat at home while Leeds United were beating Wigan on Saturday, a £9.5m winger unable to make the squad.
With the thoughts of Gus Poyet, who knows a thing or two about EFL loan rules…https://t.co/lXxjZYaD4m
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) August 21, 2019
The issues of the Leeds’ loanees have been documented by Phil Hay in The Athletic, and plenty of Leeds fans have been quick to reply with their verdict, slamming their loanee winger Clarke, as plenty of them believe that the £10m Tottenham man simply isn’t good enough.
Clarke is set to face off against the club’s other five loanees for a place in Marcelo Bielsa’s matchday squad for the rest of the season. Those other five are Eddie Nketiah, Illan Meslier, Jack Harrison, Helder Costa and Ben White, and so far the winger has failed to play a minute of Championship action, with his only game time coming in the EFL Cup.
You can read the Whites’ thoughts on Clarke and the loan debacle here:
Send him back bring Kent in
— thomasdorrian10 (@thomasdorrian) August 21, 2019
Jack Clarke is nowhere near the player we expected. £10m is a bargain. Hes just taking up a loan space now
— Nineteen19 (@Leeds_Carajo) August 21, 2019
TBF he’s not playing well enough yet. Good game for U23s though. Need to bulk up a bit I think
— Just Jeffers #BacksCorbyn (@Jeffers0846) August 21, 2019
Pointless loan. He’ll be the one that gets left out pretty much every week unless someone gets injured.
— Jase (@Jase0909) August 21, 2019
The reality is that Clarke has barely beaten a man since his illness. That includes pre-season against lower opposition.
— James (@JamesLUFC) August 21, 2019
Can’t see how he gets back in. Hasn’t been at his breakthrough level since the derby game.
— Tom Huffinley (@THuff1994) August 21, 2019
The Whites seem pretty clear on the matter and are apparently keen to keep dropping Clarke.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!