Date: 21st June 2019 at 7:45am
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According to Wayne Veysey of Football Insider, Tottenham have submitted a bid for Jack Clarke. Spurs’ offer is said to be below Leeds United’s valuation, however, which could result in it getting knocked back. The Whites are keen to keep the 18-year-old but will accept £20m for his signature.

Clarke rose through the youth ranks to the Leeds first-team in 2018 and has made 25 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating four goals. The left-winger racked up 814 minutes of Championship football, made 17 chances, 27 successful dribbles (56%) and whipped in 28 crosses.

If he joined Tottenham, he would have stiff competition for a starting place with Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela and Heung-min Son able to play out wide, but Mauricio Pochettino has a penchant for developing young talent. Clarke is still only young, but he’s clearly shown enough potential to convince the Spurs boss to make a move.

Tottenham have a more fervent need to strengthen at centre-back and centre-midfield than they do on the wing, but Football Insider believe Clarke could be a Champions League-level talent in the future. To have made so many appearances at such a young age for Leeds shows how highly-rated he is too.

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