Ex-Leeds United attacker Jack Clarke seems thrilled for Jamie Shackleton after the midfielder’s loan move to Millwall was confirmed.
It was announced on Tuesday (19 July) that Shackleton, 22, has completed a season-long move to The Den.
According to London News Online on 18 July, there’s also a strong chance that Shackleton’s loan stay in South-East London will be made permanent next year.
Clarke, who left Leeds for Tottenham in 2019 and has since signed for Sunderland this summer, was clearly happy for his former academy teammate at Leeds and took to Instagram to say: “Go on son.”
Lewis Bate, Sean McGurk, Sam Greenwood and Tom Pearce were also among those sending their best wishes to Shackleton.
All the best, Shacks
Shackleton was always going to struggle to get game-time at Leeds this season.
Marcelo Bielsa definitely took a liking to the Elland Road academy graduate but he’s never really looked as though he’s capable of being a strong and consistent performer in the Premier League.
Millwall is a good move for him as they have a good manager and good prospects of being in the race for the Championship play-offs next season.
The Londoners are definitely at the right level for Shackleton, who’ll also be joining up with fellow Leeds loanee Charlie Cresswell in the South East.
As far as a permanent move goes, Shackleton will be in the final year of his contract at Leeds United by the time this loan deal with Millwall expires.
Unless he performs out of his skin or we’re relegated, we doubt that he’ll get another shot at Leeds as a Premier League club and next summer could be the best time to cash in.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites can sign this “excellent” left-back for £20million.