Danny Mills has slammed the £8million bid from Tottenham for Leeds United ace Jack Clarke as “lowball” and urged the club not to sell at that price.
Football Insider broke the news last week that Tottenham have tabled two bids for the 18-year-old winger, the second of which was of £8million, during what have been extensive talks between the two clubs.
But, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, ex-United and England defender Mills claimed the bid does not represent Clarke’s true value, even if it is supplemented by possible performance-related add-ons.
“At the level of £8million, I think Leeds should keep him,” Mills said. “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.”
Clarke is contracted to Leeds until the summer of 2021 after penning his first professional deal on his 17th birthday in November of 2017.
He made a big impact when he burst on to the scene at United last autumn but only five of his 25 senior appearances to date have come in the starting XI.
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