Arsenal, Man United told impressing target Clarke ‘destined for big move announces Bielsa

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa says Arsenal and Manchester United target Jack Clarke is destined for the “highest level”.

The 18-year-old winger is viewed as one of the best young prospects in the country with the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal, United and Tottenham all keeping tabs on the teenager.

Clarke’s current deal still has two-and-a-half years left to run – but there has been talk of an extension as Leeds look to cement his long-term future.

However, that has not stopped speculation that both Arsenal and United are readying a move to try and take him to their respective squads, with both looking to add a bit of width to the side.

And Bielsa has told all chasing clubs that Clarke is destined for the highest level of the game, telling the Sky Sports website: “The important thing is the opinion of the club, and the opinion of the player.

“You have many young players who arrive to a high level. The steps he’s making shows that he belongs to the category of players who play at the highest level.”

Does the young man need to leave right now?

At this moment in time Clarke is getting the perfect amount of game time that he needs to develop into a top class winger, and moving to a big club in the coming windows may hinder that development.

Both Arsenal and United are two of the biggest sides in world football, so he will be expected to hit the ground running, which he may not be able to do.

So unless they can both guarantee him regular football, the best thing for him right now is to stay put.


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