MOT View: Radrizzani set to complete brilliant bit of Leeds business with Clarke deal
Jack Clarke is edging ever closer to a permanent move to Tottenham after his breakthrough season at Elland Road put him on the radar of the Premier League giants.
Leeds fans have been largely accepting of the move, accepting that the club needs to sell in order to strengthen this summer.
There’s an acknowledgment that the club needs to bring in new players to win promotion and fans don’t want to see pivotal players like Kalvin Phillips leaving.
There was always a hope that Tottenham would loan Clarke back for the season, although this seemed a forlorn one with Mauricio Pochettino rarely loaning his key players out.
First-team. Don’t expect him to be loaned out either if it gets over the line. Poch wants to develop his players himself. And rightly so imo. https://t.co/vBedglovPS
— Lyall Thomas (@SkySportsLyall) June 25, 2019
However, former Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay has just delivered some news that will excite Leeds fans, saying: “Interesting – hearing that Jack Clarke will rejoin Leeds United on loan after he signs for Tottenham tomorrow.
Interesting – hearing that Jack Clarke will rejoin Leeds United on loan after he signs for Tottenham tomorrow. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) June 30, 2019
If that proves to be true, owner Andrea Radrizzani will have sealed an absolutely brilliant bit of business for Leeds.
With today’s Premier League loan fees, getting Clarke back on loan could easily save another £1m that the club can use to bring another big name in.
More importantly, it will mean Clarke will have a full pre-season with Marcelo Bielsa where he can continue to develop and hopefully make more of a consistent impact than he did last season.
The deal is set to be concluded on Monday and if it goes through like Hay thinks, Leeds fans will be singing Radrizzani’s name from the rooftops again.