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'.
Danny mills sort your sad life out .slaggin Jack Clarke off live on sky and believe me you know nothing about what's happening— John Clarke (@clarkiesenior03) June 28, 2019
You know that’s his dad don’t you!— genesis (@genesisTimM) June 29, 2019
I’m siding with the original poster mate. Especially with him being JCs dad!!— gareth senior (@SeniorGareth) June 29, 2019
It’s not jumping on the blame train it just happens I work with jack Clarke dad so u really don’t know what s going on at Leeds & u don’t want to— nigel lewis (@nigelle29056061) June 29, 2019
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.
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