Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa will be nervously looking towards the January transfer window, after it was reported in The Sun, that Premier League giants Manchester City are primed to make a bid for 18-year-old striker Jack Clarke.
Clarke only signed his first professional contract 13 months ago and though contracted to Elland Road until 2021, it seems his performances have caught the eye of City manager Pep Guardiola.
So if City were to come in for Clarke, who should Leeds demand from City in return?
Can Leeds really demand anything from a club like Man City?
I highly doubt that I am sure City will throw money at the club and the player and it will be too good an offer to turn down.
Thus nullifying the need to demand a player in return. The financial rewards for Clarke’s potential progression at the Etihad could more than be enough.
And I think Marcelo Bielsa would rather work with a player from Leeds’ academy than have a City player join in exchange for Clarke.
Who should they demand? Nobody.
They shouldn’t be looking at players from the youth side there. Clarke is their own and they should be looking to keep him.
Besides, demanding a player would only give Clarke a hint of what is to come for him.
He should stay put, money or players are not enough to cover his talent.
Brahim Diaz is a player with tremendous potential and has already featured in the first time on a couple of occasions.
Able to play out wide or in behind the striker, the Spaniard would be a very welcomed addition at Elland Road.
I’d much rather keep Jack Clarke, though.