Danny Mills has urged Leeds United winger Jack Clarke to snub a glamour summer move to Tottenham.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, our columnist and ex-United and England defender explained why Clarke’s future is best served by staying at Elland Road and learning his trade.
The highly-rated youngster’s future is up in the air following Leeds’ play-off heartache, with Football Insider revealing earlier this week that Spurs are preparing a £10million move to sign him in the transfer window.
“Personally, I think it would be a bad move for him,” Mills said. “I don’t think it would be the right thing for Jack Clarke to do.
“If he goes to Tottenham, will he play? Of course not. They have Lucas Moura, Son Heung-Min and a raft of others ahead of him in terms of attacking wide players.
“Clarke needs to learn his trade. If he goes to Tottenham, he might not play for the first season, and might not play in the second season, either. He is not that outstanding that he plays for Leeds every week.
“We’re not talking about Harry Wilson or Mason Mount, who have played every week at Derby in a side winning and doing very well.”
Clarke, 18, burst onto the scene at Leeds last autumn with a series of dazzling cameo displays, predominantly as a substitute.
But the Elland Road academy product was less effective after suffering a mysterious illness in his side’s draw against Middlesbrough in early February.
He has a contract at Leeds that runs until the summer of 2021.