Sources: Liverpool agree to sign Clark after he's rejected by Tottenham
Liverpool have agreed to sign Newcastle United wonderkid Bobby Clark after he was rejected by Tottenham, Football Insider understands.
This site revealed on 8 May that Spurs had knocked back the 16-year-old midfielder after being offered him by intermediaries ahead of the summer.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that Clark has arrived at the club to undergo a medical and put pen to paper on a contract.
The England youth international is set to link up with the Merseysiders’ Under-18s when the deal is finalised.
Liverpool regard it as a coup to have landed the son of Lee Clark.
But, intriguingly, the Spurs academy coach Paul Bracewell advised his club not to sign Clark after running the rule over him earlier this year.
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North-east based Bracewell watched the teenager in action over an extended period before coming to the conclusion.
Clark has already been in the media spotlight after breaking numerous records at St. James’ Park.
He became the youngest-ever player to represent Newcastle’s Under-18s at the age of 14 years and 206 days when he made his debut as a substitute in August 2019.
However, since making waves in the Under-18s his progress seemingly stalled over the last 12 months.
The teenager struggled for game time last season after being handed a scholarship deal by Newcastle.
Clark has represented England at Under-16 level and has long been rated one of the best prospects in his age group.
His father is a legend on Tyneside, having played more than 150 matches for the Toon after graduating from the club’s youth ranks.