Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa will have his preparations for the coming season well underway, but with speculation rife as to the future of young Whites attacker Jack Clarke, it is clear the Argentine has a lot to consider.
Leeds have slapped a £20million asking price on the 18-year-old, but that does not seem to be deterring potential suitors Tottenham Hotspur who may consider loaning the youngster out next season, but that move could push down any fee that Spurs would be willing to pay.
So, should Leeds push for a Clarke loan-back in any potential deal with Spurs?
“It should be a no-brainer.
“Clarke is a player that can change the course of a game with his pace and trickery going forward.
“Leeds look a threat with him in their side and I think that they should be looking at loaning him back in ahead of next season if they are to challenge for promotion to the Premier League.
“They’d be foolish to not get him back on loan.”
“This could be a good option for Leeds.
“Clarke is probably not good enough to start for Spurs straight away and perhaps they would consider sending him out on loan anyway to allow him to gain more experience.
“He was an important player for Leeds last season and getting him back on loan would be a smart move.
“It would allow Clarke to gain more experience without the added pressure of playing for Spurs and Leeds would keep hold of a talented player for another season.”
“Absolutely, they can try.
“Spurs aren’t the sort of side to hoard the young talent. If they buy him, I expect him to be retained and played on occasion.
“This is Chelsea, a side who amass youth talent like Panini stickers. Spurs have regard for young players development.
“I can’t see them lending him back but, if they did, Leeds would have to commit to playing him.”