Exclusive: Tottenham prepare formal move to sign Leeds player
Tottenham are ready to pounce for Leeds sensation Jack Clarke this month as the Championship leaders continue to stall over tying down the winger to a new deal, Football Insider understands.
The 18-year-old is one of the hottest properties in the country after catching the eye in recent weeks for promotion-chasing Leeds.
A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Spurs have launched a bid for £10million-valued Clarke as they look to make a formal move after scouting him extensively in recent weeks.
Clarke marked his first league start for Leeds with a man of the match display in the 2-0 win over Derby County last Friday as he created both goals for Kemar Roofe and Jack Harrison.
The teenager has been earning rave reviews for Leeds since making his first-team debut in October, scoring two goals in 13 appearances for the Whites.
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Clarke’s exciting potential has not gone unnoticed among the Premier League’s elite and Tottenham are weighing up a move for the skilful attacker as they see him as a star in the making
Leeds are aware of the growing interest in their prize asset, but are refusing to try and quell the interest by sorting out a new deal for Clarke, with talks being put off until the summer at the earliest.
Clarke signed his first professional deal at Leeds last November when he turned 17 and he is one of the lowest paid players in the current Leeds first-team.
News of Leeds’ delay in trying to tie down Clarke to a new contract has encouraged his growing band of Premier League admirers that the youngster could be lured away from Elland Road this January for the right price and Leeds could find their resolve to hang onto the winger severley tested before the close of the transfer window.
In other Leeds United transfer news, it can be revealed the club have opened preliminary talks to sign the leader scorer of the league leaders.