Leeds United have seen a significant number of players leave the club over the past couple of years on free transfers or loan deals, meaning that the Yorkshire club haven’t managed to raise any funds from player sales.
However, one player that the Whites did sell for a significant fee in recent memory that has turned out to be a great deal for the Elland Road outfit is Jack Clarke.
He was sold to fellow Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £10m back in the 2019 summer transfer window.
As part of his transfer deal to the north London club, the Englishman remained at Leeds on loan, only for him to join Queens Park Rangers on another loan deal in the 2020 January transfer window after making just three appearances.
After that, the 21-year-old, who is currently picking up a weekly wage of £25k-per-week according to Salary Sport, had a loan period with Stoke City from the 2021 January window to the end of their campaign.
In addition to his lack of goals or assists for the Black Cats, his overall performances have not been much to shout about either, with WhoScored giving him a disappointing overall rating of 6.48, making him one of the lowest-rated players at the Wearside club to have started more than one league game.
Having picked up a transfer fee of £10m for their academy graduate, who is now valued by Transfermarkt at just £4.5m, which is a decrease of 55% from what Spurs paid for him, it’s safe to say that this deal has definitely worked in Leeds and Victor Orta’s favour.
Overall, the attacker has made just four senior appearances for the Lilywhites across all competitions since his arrival, with none of them coming in the Premier League and none of them seeing him score a goal or provide an assist.
Even though Jesse Marsch’s side have struggled to score goals this season in the Premier League with just 29 netted in 27 games, which is 14 fewer than they managed at the same stage of their previous campaign, it doesn’t seem likely that anyone connected with the Whites will be regretting the decision to sell Clarke to Tottenham.