Date: 21st June 2019 at 10:00am
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EXCLUSIVE

Danny Mills is convinced Leeds United will be busy behind the scenes negotiating the sale of Jack Clarke and claimed his sale could benefit the club’s promotion pursuit next season.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds defender is in “no doubt” Tottenham are keen to land Clarke, with “agents involved” in securing a big-money transfer.

Football Insider broke the news yesterday that Spurs have submitted a “significant” multi-million pound bid for the 18-year-old winger, although it “falls well short” of United’s £20million valuation.

“I’m sure there are talks, and agents involved, there’s no doubt that Tottenham want to sign Clarke,” Mills told Football Insider. “The agents will be looking to get the fees up, the wages up and other clubs involved.

“If the deal is right for Leeds, I wouldn’t be averse to it happening. I don’t think it would be the best deal for Jack Clarke and for his future, as he wouldn’t play much at Tottenham. They have so many top players who would be in front of him.

“But if Leeds sell Clarke and get a very good fee, and use that to enhance the squad and have a better team to get promotion, that’s not a bad deal.

“As long as the money is spent on replacements of good quality, it might not be a bad deal.”

Clarke has two years remaining on his Leeds contract, signed when he turned professional on his 17th birthday in November of 2017.

He has made 25 appearances for the first team, but most of them have been as an impact substitute and he has only started five senior United games.

Tottenham are in the market this summer for home-grown stars who have the potential to develop under manager Mauricio Pochettino and his staff.

In other Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED that the club have been handed a major boost in bid to sign 21-year-old top of Bielsa’s transfer list.