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‘This’d be a useful signing’ – Leeds United eyeing deal for £4m-rated man: Opinion

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Leeds are reportedly targeting Portsmouth defender Matt Clarke as part of their plans for the summer transfer window.

The 22-year-old centre back has been a constant feature of Pompey’s League One promotion push this season, and his performances have apparently attracted attention among those further up the football pyramid.

According to The Times, Leeds are one of two Championship sides targeting the £4 million-rated man, with Fratton Park officials expecting Clarke to be playing in the second tier next season, regardless of whether or not Portsmouth make it themselves.

So would Clarke be a good fit at Elland Road? We asked some of our writers for their thoughts.

George Harbey

“I think Clarke would be a fantastic signing for Leeds.

“Over the last few years, he has shown his true quality and has become one of the best defenders in League One.

“He has a big future ahead of him and is fully deserving of a step-up.”

Chris Gallagher

“Without a doubt.

“They need more options at the heart of their defence and Clarke is someone who could be an important player for years to come.

“He has a lot of potential and could blossom into a top centre-back.”

Toby Wilding

“This’d be a useful signing.

“At just 22 Clarke has already had plenty of time to experience and you feel that would only improve with a move like this, not that his recent performances suggest he would struggle should he be walking out for Leeds on the first day of next season.”


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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