Leeds United have decided to cut ties with winger Jack Clarke, with the youngster set to return to Spurs.
Clarke has failed to light things up like he did last season as Marcelo Bielsa has opted against selecting Clarke, with the likes of Helder Costa and Jack Harrison keeping the Elland Road academy product out of the squad.
And now, according to a report from the Sun, Leed will exercise their right to terminate the loan of Clarke, with Marcelo Bielsa looking to bolster his options in January once Clarke’s return to Spurs is confirmed.
Clarke was an instrumental figure for the Whites last season as they narrowly lost out on promotion to the Premier League. However, after returning to the club on loan after sealing a move to Spurs in the summer, things haven’t quite worked out the way the youngster would have hoped.
The winger has made only two appearances this season, with both of them coming in the EFL Cup, and while he has made the bench on four occasions in the Championship, he has failed to take to the pitch.
Clarke will now surely be looking to get his chance at Spurs, while a second loan deal shouldn’t be counted out.
This is a shame for Clarke and for Leeds in a sense, but it’s good that the club is making an efficient move and moving Clarke back now.
Clarke has plenty of talent, as we saw last season, but it’s not quite worked out this time around. Whose fault that is, is up for debate, but Bielsa isn’t going to select a player out of sentiment.
Hopefully, Clarke can find his feet elsewhere while Leeds can look at bringing in another option in his place.