Report: Tottenham unlikely to meet asking price for Leeds' Jack Clarke

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.

Tottenham Hotspur may end up backing away from Leeds United's Jack Clarke.

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 Yorkshire Evening Post, Tottenham Hotspur have a serious interest in Leeds United winger Jack Clarke – but are unlikely to meet their asking price.

Clarke, 18, emerged as a major talent with Leeds this past season, registering two goals and two assists 24 games – though only four came as a starter.

 

The winger has come up through the Leeds ranks, and has progressed his game under Marcelo Bielsa, with Premier League clubs now looking to secure his signature.

It's claimed that Tottenham's interest in signing Clarke is 'serious', but they're now unlikely to pay Leeds' asking price for the teenage wide man.

Mauricio Pochettino is looking to strengthen his squad, but may prefer to spend the cash on immediate first-team players rather than a talent for the future in Clarke.

Jack Clarke of Leeds United

Bielsa is Pochettino's mentor, meaning the Tottenham boss has taken plenty of inspiration from his compatriot, so it's no great shock that he'd like to sign Clarke based off his displays under Bielsa.

It currently seems like Clarke won't be joining Spurs though, and whilst Leeds fans will be rejoicing, there are still two months of the transfer window to go, and plenty of twists and turns in store.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur during the Tottenham Hotspur training session at Real Madrid Training Complex on May 30, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

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