With the speculation this week skyrocketing when it came to the future of Leeds United talent Jack Clarke and a potential move to Tottenham Hotspur, I think most fans accept that it’s now a done deal and we’re simply waiting for the official announcement.
Former player and BBC pundit Noel Whelan pulled no punches when claiming that owner Andrea Radrizzani had let the fans down in agreeing to the deal and he added that the club had again been weak in their negotiating position.
I disagreed at the time with his words as despite Clarke’s potential, it’s only potential and if the deal does go through at around the £10million upfront mark and then £5 odd million in extras, the reality is that’s a great deal for a lad with four Championship starts to his name and given the speculation we’ve seen so far, if we had to lose one player and it came down to Clarke or Kalvin Phillips, Phillips is of more importance in Marcelo Bielsa’s setup.
It seems I’m not alone in realising that point even if it doesn’t make for quite such a sensationalist headline.
I think the sell on clause is a cracking bit of business, if he lives up to his potential he could be worth a few quid in the future
— Andy J Thompson (@AndyThompson11) June 26, 2019
— Danny Halford (@DannyHalford96) June 26, 2019
Really happy with that! Sell on clause was essential for it to be worth it. Well done Radz!
— Shaun (@LUFC19921) June 26, 2019
Good deal for an impact sub who didn’t play a full season. Let’s get on with it
— Tómi Ọládipọ̀ (@Tomi_Oladipo) June 26, 2019
IMO thats not bad for a player who has started a handful of championship games. Paying for potential, but not guaranteed to realise that potential.
— PJH LUFC (@pistol1603) June 26, 2019
You have to accept this deal. I’m sorry but he got found out too early in the championship for me. Yes he has great potential to develop but we are not a cash rich club and we have Biesla for one year. We have to do it this year otherwise we are back to square one AGAIN @LUFC ????????
— Ryan Leadbeater (@rleadbeater1993) June 26, 2019
been saying exact same thing no brainer for me
— Phil Robertson (@PhilbergLUFC) June 26, 2019