When Leeds United decided to cash in on young Academy graduate Jack Clarke over the summer, there was a mixed reaction to his return from Tottenham Hotspur on a season long loan spelk, and manager Marcelo Bielsa has used him sparingly so far during our 2019/20 campaign.
The highly rated, but seemingly struggling, 18-year-old has only had two starts so far this year as he’s been selected for our EFL Cup campaign, but he’s also often found himself not even included on the substitutes bench for our Championship clashes.
Bielsa on Jack Clarke and whether he might go back to Spurs, given his lack of game time: "He's at a good fitness level, technically he is complete and his attitude is very good. I'm satisfied working with him and I'm sure he's going to be important for us." #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) September 19, 2019
With social media seeing a number of Leeds fans who feel it’s a waste of a loan spot, and similarly, Spurs fans feeling that the lack of game time should see him recalled in the January window and loaned out elsewhere – it’s a story we can get used to seeing regular until the New Year window opens, unless there’s a dramatic change in Bielsa’s thinking.
With recall stories growing, it seems like there’s a growing consensus amongst the fanbase that it’s time to part company properly.
Not bothered now. He doesn't seem to have the same effect has he did before the mishap at boro. All the best to him on rebuilding his career
— scott bates (@bates_scott88) September 19, 2019
Be seeing yuh. ????????
— Tim Blain (@The_Swell_Shark) September 19, 2019
— Mick???? (@Mickandu) September 19, 2019
Might have a part to play later on in the season, but I think most Leeds fans will agree he hasn’t looked great since his ‘episode’ even in the U23s he looks a bit out of it. Good luck to the lad, certainly got potential, but maybe Leeds isn’t the place to get it going again!
— Robbie (@RobbieT7) September 19, 2019
Yes – not good enough to get in the squad.
— Mark Dennett (@markdennett86) September 19, 2019
Time for Jack to move on, he’s no longer good enough for Leeds, he needs to move elsewhere to fulfill his potential
— DehallovLUFC ???????? (@davedunroamin) September 19, 2019
He’s behind two other wingers in the pecking order due to his current lack of form. There’s a good player in there somewhere but he needs to go elsewhere on loan to continue his development.
— Paul B (@paulbowler60) September 19, 2019
Looked a good deal to begin with. 10 mil and we get him back on loan for the season. Sadly since he signed for spurs his hearts not in it with us anymore, so wish him all the best in his future because its definitely time for him to go back
— Gaz Jones (@Gaz_jones) September 19, 2019
Since he signed for Tottenham his desire and effort is not there and he does not deserve a place in match day squad
— mark ant jepson (@mrleedsunited) September 19, 2019