Jack Clarke is making a mistake by potentially joining Tottenham Hotspur according to former Leeds United player Danny Mills.
The 18-year-old is expected to tie up a move to North London in the coming days for a fee in the region of £8.5million and has already undergone his medical (The Sun).
Clarke made 25 appearances for the Elland Road outfit last season with 20 of those coming from the substitutes bench and registered two assists and finding the back of the net himself on two occasions.
Mills, who played for Leeds between 1999 – 2004 where he registered 131 appearances for the Whites believes that the young winger needs to be playing every week next season and will struggle for game time at Tottenham in what he described as a potentially backwards move.
The former full back even went as far as claiming that Clarke will be nowhere near Mauricio Pochettino’s first team plans and will instead find himself dropping down to play academy grade football next season.
He told Sky Sports: “You’re coming off the bench and it’s easier to pick the ball up and run at people, why has Bielsa said ‘you are not worthy of more starts?’
“I actually think it’s the wrong move, is he going to be in the Tottenham team next season? No chance.”
“He’s too young, he is going to be nowhere near the first team, there’s a lot of potential there, but at this stage it is very very raw and it is purely potential.
“Next season he might’ve had 15-20 starts and had the opportunity to impress, he now goes to Tottenham and at best he’s going to be in the U23 squad.
“Playing games week in week out is what he needs to do, I think this could actually send his career a bit backwards because he is not going to play football.”
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