Tottenham, Liverpool set to raid Leeds for talented youngsters

Date published: Wednesday 22nd May 2019 11:48

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Leeds face a battle to keep hold of talented youngsters Jack Clarke and Leif Davis this summer.

Tottenham are understood to be preparing a move for talented 18-year-old winger Clarke via a report in the Daily Star, which cites The Sun.

Spurs registered an interest in the wideman in January with Sky Sports reporting that Mauricio Pochettino’s men had sent scouts to check on his progress at Elland Road, while Arsenal and Crystal Palace also watched him.

Clarke, a left-winger, made 25 appearances for Leeds in his debut season and from November to February he featured heavily for Marcelo Bielsa before he was substituted at half-time in the 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough in February complaining of feeling unwell in the dugout – and was then carried away on a stretcher while being given oxygen.

He then missed six games as health checks were carried out before returning on the bench at the end of the season.

Clarke is under contract until 2021 although talks earlier this season over an improved contract stalled, according to the Daily Star.

His agent Ian Harte ruled out a move to Spurs in January, but after Leeds’s failure to win promotion a £10million offer from Spurs maybe too good to refuse.

Meanwhile, Liverpool and Bournemouth are tracking 19-year-old left-back Davis.

Davis joined Leeds’ development squad from Morecambe last summer, but he made five appearances for Bielsa’s men and scouts have been checking on his progress.

The Sun report claims the youngster, who is under contract until 2021, is already worth £4million,

 

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