Leeds United fans have taken to social media to voice their delight at news that young striker Jack Clarke has signed his very first professional deal with the club.
✍️ | Leeds United are delighted to announce that @JackClarke09 has signed his first professional contract with the club
— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 23, 2017
Football Insider had exclusively revealed that the youngster was set to commit to a new deal on Thursday morning, detailing that top flight clubs had been circling to try and snap up one of Leeds’ most exciting prospects.
However they managed to secure him to a long term deal, which left fans feeling pretty happy on Twitter, wishing him the very best for his future at Elland Road and voicing their excitement at his potential.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
Absolutely Delighted for @JackClarke09 talented kid,wouldn’t be surprised if a few more of those 1st yr scholars are offered long term pro contracts in near future talented crop well done to @jacko55555 & the TA coaches #lufc
— Benny Tayls (@BennyTaylsLUFC) November 23, 2017
— Melissa Ann Capes (@Melissaanncapes) November 23, 2017
— Julie Trimble (@trimble1959) November 23, 2017
Play him Saturday
— Adam Brown (@adambrown1992) November 23, 2017
City were after that Clarke, fair play Leeds on getting him signed up
— BC (@BC_LUFC) November 23, 2017
I seen a clip of his goals so far looks top quality.
— Stephen Foster (@stephenfoster81) November 23, 2017
And this is the difference from previous ownership tying young players to decent contracts
— lee (@louielee2129) November 23, 2017
However, one fan clearly feels the club needs to strengthen elsewhere:
Can he play in goal?
— Enoch (@Showunmi21) November 23, 2017
The young forward has been in impressive form this season, netting nine goals in seven outings for the under-18 side at Leeds, which has seen him come under close inspection by first team boss Thomas Christiansen.
He made his debut for the under-23 side last season and has continued to feature for them in the current campaign, while he has also been taking part in training sessions with the senior squad.
In other Leeds transfer news, the club are eyeing up a swoop for a £40,000-a-week Premier League outcast.