Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of Jack Clarke from Leeds United.
The 18-year-old talent has now joined the club and has signed a contract that will bind him to Spurs until 2023. However, he will now first return to Leeds in the Championship, where he will spend the 2019/20 season on loan.
Upon making the deal official, Clarke did not waste any time before posting a snap on Instagram showing off his new kit.
While he was understandably eager to express his excitement for the future in north London, he also had a profound message for Leeds supporters as he underlined his desire to help the Whites win promotion next season.
Leeds’ stature and history combined with Marcelo Bielsa’s refreshing influence have facilitated the notion that the top-flight is, as Clarke says, where Leeds belong – one which was supported last season by Henry Winter, Chief Football Writer at The Times.
Shortly after he submitted the post some of his friends from his time at Leeds, including Izzy Brown and Tom Pearce, along with Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson, posted messages of support for the youngster.
Just last season, with Leeds, he made 25 appearances in all-competitions, scoring and assisting twice in the process and injecting sporadic bursts of excitement from the flank.
His impact under Bielsa’s watch was one of the major sub-plots at Elland Road last season, so it’s no surprise that he has garnered interest from a club of Tottenham’s prestige.
Still, this will be a big step up and another season in the Championship might do him the world of good before he enters the fray in the Premier League.