Why Manchester United Or Liverpool Should Target Leeds United Wonderkid After Stunning Derby Performance
Leeds United's 2-0 win over Derby County last night was somewhat overshadowed by spygate, but it should be a game remembered for the brilliance of 18-year-old wonderkid Jack Clarke, who produced a stunning performance and looks a star of the future.
Marcelo's Bielsa shocking admission that he had sent a spy to Derby's training ground in the days leading up to the match sent shockwaves around the footballing world last night, but on the pitch his side cruised to a 2-0 win and pulled five points clear at the top of the table with goals from Kemar Roofe and Jack Harrison proving the difference.
However, it should be a match that helps ignite the career of Clarke, whose sensational attacking flare will surely force a few Premier League clubs to stand up and take note of his development, and he could prove to be a perfect fit for the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool.
His assist for Roofe's goal showed what he is all about with some sparkling work on the right-hand side before a pinpoint cross found Roofe in the box and the gun striker slotted home to give Leeds the lead.
Impressive on the ball, Clarke paced himself superbly during the game as he looked to nail down a starting spot for the rest of the season, as having made a plethora of substitute performances this season he was finally given the chance from the off by Bielsa, and boy did he take it!
England manager Gareth Southgate was in attendance at Elland Road last night, and many would've believed he was there to keep an eye on Derby's Mason Mount's progression, but the Three Lions boss would've left with Clarke on his mind, and he shaped like he could be the future of English football.
While Leeds will certainly not want to lose him at the end of the season - and he's more likely to stay if they can continue their quest for promotion to the Premier League - but in Manchester United and Liverpool he could sign for a club that know exactly how to develop young talent, and his attacking flare would certainly fit both of their models, so sorry Leeds fans, Clarke could improve if he departs the club at the end of the season.