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Marcelo Bielsa has hinted that Jack Clarke is set for more action at Leeds United in the coming weeks, per Leeds Live.
Tottenham Hotspur signed the winger in the summer before loaning him back to the Elland Road outfit.
However, since his return, he has not played at all in the Championship, though he has made two appearances in the Carabao Cup.
Bielsa has suggested that he will soon return to the starting XI, though.
He said: “He is improving.
“Clarke has a process that allows him to play in the first team. After he had a problem far from a long period.
“Now, step by step, he’s finding his level. When an attacker plays well, he immediately becomes a resource for the manager because it’s very difficult to play well when you are attacking.”
One feels that Spurs will have been listening closely to Bielsa’s proclamations.
And following his suggestion that Clarke can play in the starting XI, they may redouble efforts to track the 19-year-old’s progress.
After all, reports have confirmed that Spurs hold the option to recall the teenager in January if they so wish.
And if Clarke does not find himself in the team soon, one has to believe that Spurs will bring him back to north London.
There are surely plenty of teams who would like to have a pacey, tricky winger who can grow and improve under their tutelage.
It remains to be seen if Leeds are actually one of those sides.