Jack Clarke had been hoping to earn a new contract with Leeds, but Director of Football Victor Orta’s apparent reluctance to offer the Whites product the terms his camp were chasing is set to see the teenager earn a mega pay rise with Tottenham Hotspur.
According to Football Insider, the North London outfit are willing to present Clarke with a package that will see the 18-year-old earn a base £20,000-a-week, as well as various bonuses should he meet certain performance-related targets.
Most of the add-ons included in his contract will stem from first-team appearances, and his effectiveness on the pitch, while the York-born winger will also benefit should Tottenham succeed in the cup competitions and qualify for Europe at the end of the term.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is expected to keep Clarke in and around his first-team squad next season too, as the Argentine believes he can maximise the 5 ft 9 star’s potential by working with his coaching staff.
Clarke’s move to the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is gathering momentum now, so confirmation of the deal will likely be made soon, with Sky Sports reporting that the teenager completed his medical on Wednesday, leaving only a few, finer details left to iron out.
The fee in question is still thought to be an initial £8.5million with add-ons taking the price above the £10million threshold. Football Insider have noted the total cost could rise to £12million, while The Sun shared earlier in the week that they understood the max price was £13m.
This situation could have been avoided altogether, though, as Clarke’s camp had been pushing for a new contract at Elland Road following his breakthrough into the Whites first-team, as the United product – who made 22 Championship outings in the recent campaign – is still thought to be on the same contract signed in November 2017.