Tottenham Hotspur have made a £10 million bid for Leeds United starlet Jack Clarke, according to the Daily Mail.
Clarke made his Championship debut for Leeds this season and went on to make 22 league appearances, scoring two goals and providing two assists.
The 18-year-old winger has mostly shone from the bench, impressing onlookers with his productive dribbling and crossing – he reminds me of a young Gareth Bale but on the opposite flank.
Obviously comparisons to Bale aren’t useful, but Spurs’ alleged interest in Clarke suggests they have high hopes for him, just as they did for a certain Welshman.
And the Mail claims Tottenham have made their move with an initial £10 million offer for the teenager.
The Londoners plan is to head off competition for Clarke’s signature from their rivals with an early bid, and Mauricio Pochettino’s strong relationship with Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa could help the move go through.
Spurs aren’t desperate for wingers but Clarke is probably seen as one for the future rather than an immediate addition to the starting line-up.
Pochettino’s record with developing young English players makes a potential deal for Clarke even more mouth-watering.