Further details have today emerged regarding Jack Clarke’s imminent move from Leeds United to Tottenham Hotspur, reports Leeds-based journalist Phil Hay.
Football Insider revealed on Wednesday that a fee of around £8.5million had been agreed for the transfer of the 18-year-old and further details have now emerged regarding his personal terms.
According to Hay, there is only paperwork left to complete on the deal with Clarke set to sign a five-year contract at the North London club, becoming Mauricio Pochettino’s first signing in over 18 months.
Clarke burst onto the scene under Marcelo Bielsa last season, making 22 appearances in the Championship, scoring twice and assisting two more along the way.
He made a name for himself with his direct attacking style and it became clear for a while that Leeds would have a fight on their hands to keep hold of him.
It remains to be scene who the Whites will bring in as his replacement although they had already been linked with a move for Wolves winger Helder Costa by Football Insider.
But according to a previous tweet from Hay, the deal with Spurs will include Bielsa and co having priority if they wish to send him out on loan.
A five-year deal is the right move for Spurs and for Clarke.
I would have been worried for him had Tottenham moved to sign him and expected him to be the real deal straight away but this deal shows that they will be willing to give him time.
Clarke is a serious talent and I doubt there is a better manager in the world to nurture that talent than Pochettino.