Leeds star Jack Clarke's dad slams Danny Mills over Spurs claim

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

The Leeds United winger looks set to join Tottenham Hotspur.

Jack Clarke of Leeds United

The father of Leeds United winger Jack Clarke has hit back at Danny Mills on Twitter over claims that his boy would be taking a 'backwards' step by signing for Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham are set to announce the signing of the 18-year-old winger on Monday.

Former Leeds defender Mills told Sky Sports on Friday that it was the 'wrong move' for Clarke - who has less than 1,000 minutes of senior football under his belt - and that he wasn't going to play regularly for Spurs.

And the teenager's father, John, has reacted angrily on Twitter, telling Mills to sort his 'sad life out'.

 

Many Leeds fans agreed with Mills's comments, harsh as they were, and the former right-back undeniably has a point.

After all, Mauricio Pochettino's side, beaten Champions League finalists earlier this month, are one of Europe's best sides and it's a stretch to believe that Clarke is going to be a first-team regular, given that he started four Championship games under Marcelo Bielsa last season.

That being said, this is an investment. If and when he moves to North London, he will be signed as one for the future, but is it better for his development to stay at Thorp Arch and continue learning his trade by playing senior football on a regular basis? That's the question.

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

 

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