Danny Mills suggests Leeds United were ‘happy’ for Clarke to depart

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Dom Le Roy

Danny Mills has claimed his former side, Leeds United were ‘happy’ to allow Jack Clarke to leave for Spurs.

In an interview with Football.Insider, Mills said the Yorkshire side offered the youngster a new contract but his heart was set on a move to the Lilywhites.

It is reported Clarke has now passed his medical with the Londoners after a fee of around £10m was agreed between the two sides. (Evening Standard)

“I think Leeds have a very limited budget of what they can spend,” said Mills.

“If we keep him for another season he might be worth £15million but actually can we use that £8million in the meantime to get promoted next year?”

Clarke made 25 appearances for the Whites last season with 20 of them coming off the bench where he managed to grab two goals and two assists.

“Marcelo Bielsa will have looked at it, I don’t think Leeds offered him a huge improvement on his current contract so therefore it looks like Bielsa was happy to allow him to leave. Yes there’s a lot of potential there but Leeds are in that predicament where they have to balance the books,” he added.

“Bielsa and the club have decided that however good Jack Clarke might be, he started four games last season.”

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Mills spoke quite poorly of Clarke in a recent appearance on Sky Sports News which seems but for a small transfer fee in today’s market it is surely worth the ‘risk’ of the youngster not fulfilling his potential and he is certainly at the right club to improve under Mauricio Pochettino and co.

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