Ian Harte says Leeds youngster Jack Clarke is a top talent

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

The former Leeds United defender is now an agent looking after the career of the Whites teenager.

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Former Leeds United full-back Ian Harte has taken to Twitter to praise one of the club's up-and-coming youngsters, Jack Clarke, who is now represented by the one-time Elland Road favourite.

Clarke is a 16-year-old forward who has been making waves at under-16 and under-18 level for Leeds and he is being tipped to go all the way by his agent.

Ian Harte of Leeds United celebrates scoring the opening goal during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Leeds United and Aston Villa held on May 11, 2003 at Elland Road, in Leeds,...Ian Harte during his playing days

When asked on Twitter if he represents the youngster, Harte replied, "Yes, he is a top talent. Remember the name."

Clarke is a first year scholar at Leeds and he has a long way to go before he is knocking on the door of Whites boss Thomas Christiansen.

That said, he is certainly impressing at lower age levels and it will be interesting to watch him develop in the years ahead.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Leeds are famous for bringing youth through the ranks and benefiting as a consequence, and Clarke is just one of a number of teenagers hoping to follow suit.

The under-23 side are struggling after a raft of new arrivals this summer, but such is the talent at their disposal that they are expected to build up a head of steam and ultimately develop a few first-team stars of tomorrow.

The same could be said of Clarke, who is clearly rated highly by someone who knows exactly what it takes to succeed at Leeds, and the young forward would be wise to listen to everything Harte has to tell him.

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