Leeds fans know how good he is. They’ve been calling for manager Marcelo Bielsa to start Clarke after a string of impressive cameo performances and he’s obliged to an extent, giving Clarke 45 minutes in the past two league games.
He set up the only goal of the game for Pablo Hernandez in the 1-0 win against Sheffield United at the weekend and Man City scouts reportedly gave Pep Guardiola a glowing report that’s convinced City’s manager to make a move in January.
However, Leeds fans are torn between warning Pep off, telling him to give them a lot of money and a player in return, and claiming that it will never happen.
Whether the Pep interest is real or not, Clarke will be attracting interest from the Premier League but a couple of things work in Leeds’ favour at the moment.
He’s on a contract with Leeds until 2021 so he would cost any team that wanted him a lot of money.
Also, he’s currently working under Marcelo Bielsa and unless he’s getting really bad advice he must know this is the best place for him, at least in the short-term. He may well be a Premier League player with Leeds next season.
The best thing Leeds can do is to sign him up on an improved and extended contract and see what happens in January.
In the meantime, this is what the Leeds fans think of it all:
Wtf do Man City need Jack Clarke for they don’t even play half their own youngsters , Foden has hardly played
— Paul lufc (@pal_lufc) December 5, 2018
What's this rubbish about jack Clarke leaving for Man City, the kid loves the club, signed a deal before the season when City came sniffing, one of our up and coming stars, he won't leave so he can be sent out on loan, when on Saturday hopefully he'll be starting #lufc #MOT
— Lee Ellis (@LeedsunitedLee) December 5, 2018
— Andy A (@AndyAries57) December 5, 2018
I am not liking the rumours of Man City lining up a bid for Jack Clarke in January ???????????? #lufc
— Mr T (@Leedsmatt) December 4, 2018
Jack Clarke to Man City in January update: Deal looks like Aguero & Foden + £25m in exchange for Clarke. Leeds balking #lufc
— RON (@rontecarlo) December 5, 2018
City after Jack Clarke,Pep your cheaper option would be Messi #lufc
— Steven Smith (@stevelufc66) December 5, 2018
— Marc F (@billywigwam13) December 4, 2018
And Phil Foden is really making a impact at city. Pep doesn’t play the kids so think it would be a pointless move for him. Would get forgot in the system if he did leave
— Luke Rhodes (@1LukeRhodes) December 4, 2018
Yeah maybe 10 mill
— Richard Drinkall (@AlioskiLUFC101) December 4, 2018
Not happening. They can have jack Harrison back tho
— mike livingstone (@hartleysmike) December 4, 2018
Ffs we’d better not
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) December 4, 2018
They can at least compensate us by leaving David Silva with us for the rest of the season ????
— ?? Danny????lufc????Osborne ?? (@Kingdanny30) December 4, 2018
You want him 100 million
— Stuart Weinstock (@StuartWeinstoc1) December 4, 2018