Leeds United played out of their skins last season, the first season under Marcelo Bielsa. A Herculean effort saw them never drop from the top four in the Sky Bet Championship, eventually ending in 3rd place.
Bielsa reinvigorated a jobbing side that finished with typical Leeds United mid-table mediocrity in 13th place the season before. It was largely the same squad, albeit augmented in two way: a select few brought in and the promotion of youth from the Under-23s.
One of the players promoted was youngster Jack Clarke, a player Manchester City once tried to convince to sign for them rather than professional terms with the Whites.
After starring for the Under-23s, Clarke burst onto the scene in this season’s Sky Bet Championship with 22 appearances totalling 396 minutes. During his time on the pitch, Clarke racked up two goals (against Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest) as well as assists against Sheffield United and Derby County.
However, there are rumours that Spurs are showing serious interest in him, some media outlets going as far as to say that the Champions League finalists have entered a £10million bid. As with rumours of that sort, especially in the dead time between the end of one season and the opening of the next, they tend to garner a level of reaction.
That is definitely the case with this particular one involving Jack Clarke. It isn’t ameliorated, either, by the fact that Leeds United fans are already preparing themselves for what club owner Andrea Radrizzani has said will be a ‘difficult’ transfer window.
That is the case, here’s how some Leeds United fans have been commenting on Twitter about the possibility that Clarke could be moving on.
Leeds United fans comment as Clarke rumours rise
Going to be unpopular with many (and hate myself for saying it), but if Spurtz will pay £15 mil, as one payment, for Jack Clarke we have to sell. That, plus what we get for Saiz etc, is all we have to build us a promotion side, as we seem to have nothing else in the pot. #lufc
— Mark Meadows (@Weatherman1965) May 25, 2019
If #lufc do sell Clarke I hope it’s a “sale and lease back” like Pride Park.
— Just Jeeves (@jeeves_just) May 25, 2019
— Colo (@Colo26270869) May 25, 2019
If the rumours are true about Clarke could be on the move for £15mil that’s a good deal. I have feeling Roofe will be going too probably say £6mil-£8mil for him & if Leeds can get rid of Saiz & others there could be sizeable transfer kitty #lufc
— Adam Ross (@rossi_on) May 25, 2019
Clarke Leaving Then, 15 mill? I’d Take That #Lufc
— 📈 (@Iufcgee) May 25, 2019
It’s something of a mixed bag response. However, should this be a move confirmed then you can expect the vitriol to be ramped up some on Twitter.