It’s what can easily be considered as ‘hot news’ is the transfer saga involving Leeds United’s Jack Clarke and suitors Tottenham Hotspur.
Clarke in one of those exciting talents at Leeds United who bubbled under for a while before exploding into the first-team set-up at Elland Road last season. He was tearing up sides for the Under-23s for the Whites, and that form continued into the first team.
York-born Clarke featured in 22 Championship games for the Whites last season, games that returned two goals and two assists. His threat and directness, his willingness to run at opponents, marked him out for the talent that he is – obviously raising his profile for sides such as Spurs.
There is little doubting that Clarke made an impact, hence Spurs’ interest in acquiring his services for what what has been said is an initial £8.5m fee rising to around £13m with accumulated add-ons.
Up to press, it’s all just paper conjecture and social media supposition, something heightened what with the young starlet’s appearance at Leeds United’s first day back and preseason training. However, all it takes is one thing – here it is.
What Jack Clarke has done is simply ‘Liked’ the following tweet.
— Scouting Football (@ScoutFootballYT) June 24, 2019
Now, ordinarily doing that would not even register with the man in the street, however football is a different beast altogether. Players and their social media actions are ever scrutinised and that is definitely the case here.
Whites fans have seized on the fact that Clarke has ‘Liked’ the above tweet and embedded compilation video of himself in action in last season’s Sky Bet Championship. For some, what Jack Clarke has done is seen as almost being tantamont to waving goodbye to the club.