Leeds United’s Young Prodigy Being Eyed By Liverpool: Should Bielsa Be Worried?

According to the latest reports by the Express, Leeds United’s talented youngster Jack Clarke is set to be targeted by Premier League heavyweights Liverpool in the summer. Clarke’s name has been linked with some top Premier League clubs over the past few months, and that is a testament to this 18-year-old winger who is currently in his first senior season at the top level.

The winger was wanted (The Express) by Manchester City when he was just 16, but he went on to sign his first professional contract with his boyhood club. Since then, Clarke has taken huge strides and is currently an essential member of the Whites’ lineup.

The player recently passed out in the dugout during the clash against Middlesbrough, but fortunately he was discharged from the hospital soon and has been asked (The Sun) to take a week off for recovery. Hopefully, the illness isn’t going to be a major concern as Clarke is just getting started with his footballing journey in the EFL Championship.

Leeds United need to offer him an improved contract soon otherwise they could lose the player given the fact that a club of Liverpool’s stature is eyeing a move for him. It could all come down to whether the Whites get promoted to the Premier League or not by next season. If they miss out on promotion, then we think that Clarke would have enough reason to ask for a move to the Premier League.

One of the standout features of this winger is his ability to take on defenders. Clarke always looks to play on the offensive, and his pace and dribbling skills are often tough to handle for the opposition defenders. Moreover, the 18-year-old shows composure when he gets into dangerous areas which is one of the main reasons why he has racked up quite a few crucial goals and assists for the Yorkshire based outfit this season.

Clarke will have to fight for his place in the Liverpool starting XI especially due to the talents available at Anfield so sticking with Leeds is going to be better for his overall development as Marcelo Bielsa is regularly giving him game time on the pitch. However, not moving to the English top flight could be costly for the Whites as Clarke’s head might be turned by the prospect of playing in the UEFA Champions League next term.

For now, the Whites don’t need to worry, and as long as they are in contention to secure promotion back to the Premier League, they will be confident of keeping hold of him beyond the summer. The youngster has immense potential and could become one of the top talents of the world over the next few years.

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Ayush Chaurasia

Sports Management Graduate. Wannabe sports manager/writer and researcher. If not found disscussing about sports, will be seen talking about movies or tv shows. Miserable rest of the times.

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