Ian Harte claims Leeds' Jack Clarke going nowhere this month

Leeds United's Jack Clarke battles with Nottingham Forest's Ben Osborn at Elland Road on October 27, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Speculation is mounting that Jack Clarke could leave Leeds United.

Leeds United's Jack Clarke battles with Nottingham Forest's Ben Osborn at Elland Road on October 27, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Ian Harte has poured cold water on suggestions that his client Jack Clarke could leave Leeds United this month.

The 18-year-old has emerged as one of the brightest young talents in English football in recent months.

Thriving under Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa, Clarke has been linked to Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United recently [The Sun].

He is represented by Elland Road legend Harte, who played down suggestions that the winger might not be a Whites player when they take on promotion rivals Norwich on February 2.

 

It's a brilliant bit of news for Leeds. Considering Harte represents Clarke, it's almost as concrete as hearing it from the player himself.

This is a player who could get a lot better under a coach like Bielsa and, in truth, leaving Elland Road makes very little sense.

History is littered with examples of young footballers who secured big-money moves too early and then declined massively, and it'd be a shame if Clarke were to follow this path.

Leeds United's Jack Clarke during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on January 11, 2019 in Leeds, England.

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