Tottenham Hotspur made their first signing in over 518 days earlier this summer when they paid Leeds United £10million for the services of Jack Clarke (The Sun).
The 18-year-old was immediately loaned back to his former side for the duration of the 2019/20 campaign in order to give him a chance to play regular first-team football.
Clarke has yet to feature for Marcelo Bielsa’s side in three Championship outings during the current campaign with his only appearance to date coming in Leeds’ Carabao Cup victory against Salford (transfermarkt).
The winger was named in Leeds’ Under-23 side for their 3-2 win against Millwall earlier today.
📋 | Carlos Corberan names a strong U23s side for today's season opener against Millwall, with Illan Meslier and Helder Costa starting for #LUFC
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 19, 2019
News of Clarke’s involvement in the match filtered through to Spurs legend Graham Roberts who was certainly not impressed.
Roberts cited the fact that Clarke had returned Leeds to get more experience, rather than playing in an academy match which is something he could easily achieve at Tottenham.
A bit disappointing as jack Clarke as gone back to Leeds on loan to get more experience playing at Leeds
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) August 19, 2019
It will be interesting to see if Spurs will allow Leeds to keep Clarke come January should his involvement with the first team continue to be limited.
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