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Leeds United: Jack Clarke targeted by Premier League teams if Spurs take him back

Leeds United: Jack Clarke targeted by Premier League teams if Spurs take him back - Leeds United

Premier League clubs are lining up to sign frozen-out Leeds loanee Jack Clarke, according to Football Insider.

They say the 19-year-old will return to his parent club Spurs in January and then look to find another loan move to gain more minutes.

In the Championship, Clarke has made just one substitute appearance for Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds so far this season, playing 19 minutes.

A Leeds source has told Football Insider the club expect Spurs to activate the January recall clause in his season-long loan with the view of him spending the second half of the season elsewhere.

The youngster is a product of Leeds’ academy, but Spurs signed him for £9.9m in the summer and then loaned him back to his childhood club to develop further.

It seems Spurs believe he can’t progress his career there anymore and the report suggests that unnamed teams from the Premier League and the Championship are ready to snap him up if the opportunity arises.

Although there’s no names mentioned with regard to who is interested in Jack Clarke, it’s easy to see why some believe he deserves a chance.

Bielsa did believe he was good enough to play 814 minutes for Leeds last season, making two assists and scoring two goals, so he has first team experience under his belt.

His isolation from the first team this campaign might be a sign the manager feels he’s no longer able to take risks on youngsters, considering the huge Premier League promotion pressure.

Other managers in the Championship or even the Premier League might be more willing to take that risk, and they could reap the benefits considering the talent Spurs must have seen in him to pay so much in summer.

The benefits might only be seen for half a season, but a determined young forward might be exactly what some sides need when fatigue sets in post-Christmas.

Leeds fans, do you think it’s been a mistake from Marcelo Bielsa not to play Jack Clarke as much this season? Join in the discussion by commenting below!


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