Arsenal have joined Tottenham Hotspur in following Leeds United youngster Jack Clarke, but a move will have to wait until the summer, according to reports.
The Daily Mail report that Arsenal have joined Tottenham in ‘keeping a close watch’ on the 18-year-old, who has already made 15 appearances for Leeds’ first team. Crystal Palace also made a bid earlier in the month, but Leeds rejected their offer and insisted the teenager isn’t for sale in the January window.
The Championship club have put a £12m valuation on Clarke, but his representative Ian Harte insists a move won’t happen before the summer. The agent wrote on Twitter that his client wants to get Leeds back into the Premier League first:
— Ian Harte (@ianharte23) January 29, 2019
It’s looking like Clarke won’t have any trouble achieving that goal, as Leeds are currently six points clear of dropping out of the automatic promotion places. There’s still a long way to go, with 17 games remaining, but they’re on the right track and Clarke has made himself a key part of that challenge.
We’ll have to wait and see if Arsenal can win the North London race to the winger’s signature this summer.