Newcastle United have been gifted a transfer boost as Tottenham Hotspur have rejected the chance to sign wonderkid Bobby Clark.
The Lowdown: Clark has been in-demand
Clark, who is the son of former St. James’ Park star Lee Clark, who made more than 150 senior appearances in the North East, has been in-demand from a number of clubs.
Should Newcastle keep Clark?
Back in November 2019, the Daily Mail reported that Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Spurs were interested in signing the then 14-year-old talent, who is now 16 years of age.
The Latest: Tottenham reject Clark chance
Academy coach Paul Bracewell has advised the Lilywhites not to make a move for him, having watched the Englishman in recent weeks, a Spurs source has allegedly told FI.
The Verdict: Newcastle transfer boost
Even though he is just 16 years of age, it looks as if Clark could grow up to be a star in the beautiful game.
Thus, it may be too early to let a player with such promise go, especially to a rival in the Premier League, and instead let him develop further.
As he gets older he can only get better, meaning that if the Magpies were ever looking to sell him in the future, his value will increase up to a point and therefore they could demand a substantial fee later on.
Of course, there is also the dream scenario he becomes a fixture in the first team for the long haul, something the Toon Army would surely adore.
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