'He's no Phil Foden' - Danny Mills reacts as player heads in for Tottenham medical today
Danny Mills has hailed Jack Clarke as a risk-free signing for Tottenham as he puts the finishing touches to a transfer from Leeds United.
Speaking to Football Insider, the ex-England and Leeds defender is convinced Spurs are set to land the winger, 18, for a price that makes sound business sense.
As revealed by Football Insider, Clarke is set to undergo a Tottenham medical today and discuss personal terms with the club after they agreed a fee of £8.5million plus add-ons for him.
Mills believes the numbers add up for the Premier League big hitters, as they take advantage of the fact that there has not been intense competition for his signature.
“He has talent and pace, and Tottenham will feel that if they can get him for £8million there is no real risk,” Mills told Football Insider. “It’s not a fee that will break their bank or budget.
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“They won’t have to pay him a huge salary. Are there other clubs out there saying they want to sign Jack Clarke for £10million? The only one I’m aware of are Tottenham.
“If Phil Foden was on the market, how many clubs would be knocking on the door? Pretty much every club that could afford him would be bidding.”
“There is an awful lot of potential with Jack Clarke but he’s no Phil Foden. If he was outstanding, he would be playing week in, week out, in the Championship, in the starting XI. Phil Foden is the same age, but Clarke is nowhere near the England Under-21s.”
Mauricio Pochettino has an impressive track record of developing youthful talent, at Tottenham as well as former clubs Southampton and Espanyol.
He has sanctioned the pursuit of Clarke as Spurs look to increase their quota of home-grown players for Premier League and Champions League matches.
In other Spurs news, it can be REVEALED that the club have pulled out of the race to sign a top-notch international midfielder.