Report: Several teams contact Leeds about signing Jack Clarke; Tottenham must act now

General views of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 03, 2016 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United winger Jack Clarke is reportedly in demand.

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.

According to The Independent, Leeds United have received 'several' enquiries for winger Jack Clarke as Premier League clubs line up the teenager.

The Whites have long been known for bringing through young players, and Marcelo Bielsa has embraced that history, developing Clarke this season.

The 18-year-old wide man notched two goals and two assists for Leeds this season, starting just four league games whilst racking up 20 substitute appearances.

 

Clarke's direct dribbling and pace really impressed many, and it's no great surprise that he's already attracting major interest after Leeds missed out on promotion back to the Premier League.

The Independent claim that Leeds have now had several enquiries from teams looking to sign Clarke, though no bids have actually been submitted just yet.

That should be a major warning to Tottenham, with the Daily Mail reporting that last week that Spurs are working on a £12million deal for Clarke having been impressed with his progress.

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

With other Premier League clubs interest, Tottenham can't afford to wait around, as they're often guilty of doing in the transfer market.

They need to move now and secure Clarke, even if they end up having to a deal like Dele Alli, where he's loaned back to Leeds to continue his development. Either way, Spurs can't sit back and allow a Premier League rival to beat them to Clarke, and whilst they're still reeling from their Champions League final defeat, they need to act now for Clarke.

General views of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 03, 2016 in Leeds, England.

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