Leeds have been ravaged by injuries this season and Marcelo Bielsa has done well to keep the club in the title race despite losing multiple players to injury.
Most recently, Bielsa lost Luke Ayling and Liam Cooper to long-term injuries and with January coming up, he must dip into the transfer market.
Due to the injuries, Bielsa has had to rely on academy players to fill the void. Players such as Aapo Halme, Leif Davis and Jack Clarke have all been called into the side to help soften the blow.
Clarke is regarded as one of the best products to come out of the academy in recent years and has played five games in the Championship this season for the side.
The 18-year-old already looks as though he’ll be a valuable first-team player for Bielsa but according to Football Insider, the club are stalling on giving him a new deal. According to the report, Manchester City are interested in the winger.
Recently, Clarke has come off the bench in the last two games and played a key role in Pablo Hernandez’s late winner last weekend against Sheffield United.
The youngster’s current deal runs out in 2021 but after making such an impression at the club in his handful of appearances, Leeds would be wise to offer him an improved deal.
Moreover, Leeds don’t have much depth going forward and having Clarke in the squad, gives Bielsa a player who can not only play on either wing but if needs be, play up front.
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