Former player urges club not to sell player on verge of Spurs switch

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Dom Le Roy

Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills believes that his old side should not sell Jack Clarke to Tottenham Hotspur for what he describes as a ‘lowball’ transfer fee.

The 18-year-old winger is reported to be on the verge of a move to North London in a deal worth £8.5 million to the Championship outfit (Daily Star).

Mills feels that the offer is way below what the player is potentially worth and could see his valuation treble within twelve months if he plays another full season at Leeds and helps them to a return to the Premier League.

His performances faded through the final three months of the season after falling collapsing while on the substitutes bench at Middlesbrough on February 9th and featured mostly as a replacement in subsequent games.

Mills, who played Premier League football for Leeds along with the likes of Manchester City believes that Clarke would see his game time limited at Tottenham due to the quality which is already present in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.

He exclusively told Football Insider: “At the level of £8million, I think Leeds should keep him,”

“You can’t really reinvest that amount significantly to strengthen your squad.

“Leeds would be better off keeping a player who would play 25 to 30 games next season, may help them get promotion and, if he does well, he could be worth £25 to £30million in a year’s time.

“I just think £8million is far too lowball. There may be add-ons, but they are not guaranteed and he is hardly to going to be playing regularly for Tottenham, not with the quality of their players.”

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Mills is no doubt somewhat bitter that Spurs could be getting a bargain at the price quoted and will naturally show allegiance to his former employer.

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