Report: West Ham, Newcastle watching Mitchell Clark

General views of Villa park before the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on August 11, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

West Ham United and Newcastle United are reportedly watching Aston Villa-owned Port Vale defender Mitchell Clark.

A general view of blue seats at Villa Park, home stadium of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match at Villa Park on September 18, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Newcastle United and West Ham United are interested in Aston Villa-owned Port Vale defender Mitchell Clark, according to The Sunday Mirror (print edition, page 67, October 21, 2018).

It has been reported that Premier League duo Newcastle and West Ham are watching Clark, who joined League Two outfit Port Vale on loan from Championship side Villa in the summer transfer window.

 

Talented youngster

Clark is a very talented and promising young defender who is doing quite well at Port Vale at the moment.

The 19-year-old defender has made 10 appearances in League Two so far this season, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

General views of Villa park before the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on August 11, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Future star

Villa do need promising and talented young defenders in the future, and the Villans must do their utmost to hold onto Clark for long-term success.

Clark is only 19 years of age and is still developing as a footballer, and Villa should not let West Ham or Rafael Benitez's Newcastle prise him away, especially if they are able to clinch promotion to the Premier League at the end of the season.

Mitchell Clark of Port Vale moves forward with the ball away from Sam Hoskins of Northampton Town during the Sky Bet League Two match between Port Vale and Northampton Town at Vale Park on...

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