Tottenham remain keen on Leeds United’s Jack Clarke, however a deal for the winger may not happen due to the Whites demands.
That’s according to Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay who responded to a fan on Twitter that had asked for the latest on the 18-year-old’s situation involving Spurs.
“They’re very interested but not convinced they’ll stretch to Leeds’ valuation.”
The teenager was a real bright spot for Marcelo Bielsa’s side last season, impressing with his technical ability and how he can beat players with ease.
Altogether, the academy graduate played 24 league games and scored twice, with his performances catching the eye of many Premier League sides.
And, it’s Spurs who are believed to be leading the race for Clarke and whilst Leeds supporters will acknowledge a move to the capital would appeal, they will want the club to stand firm in their valuation of the player, which it appears they are doing after Hay’s update.
Here’s some of the reaction to the news…
I’m sure we can come down to make sure a deal happens ????
— Jettatura (@J3tt4tur4) June 17, 2019
Well that's what wed like to hear. You slap a big price on players and if they're mad enough to pay it then fine, if not, we keep a promising young player
— Brandon Yates (@Brandon7Yates) June 17, 2019
We’ve not done this for as long as I can remember ????????⚽️
— Lewy Pearce (@LewyPearce) June 17, 2019
Clarke is a fab little player & ‘could potentially’ be a smashing player & I know there is crazy money in the Prem but paying 20m+ on an 18yr after starting just just 5 games in 25apps in the Championship (in all comps) in his debut season with 1st is absolute madness IMHO
— Benny ???????? (@BennyTaylsLUFC) June 17, 2019
Ultimately though Phil, it has been made clear that at least one has to go, which one do you think it will be?
— AP (@1988AMP) June 17, 2019
We will more than likely stretch down to what they want to give us
— corbywhite (@gandalflufc) June 17, 2019
The problem with player transfer or 'next manager' odds is the market can fluctuate drastically just because of a rumour. If one person hears he's off, they could lump on him going to spurs and this skews the odds massively. Not always able to fully take it as nailed on.
— Shaun (@LUFC19921) June 17, 2019