Former Leeds United midfielder Andy Couzens believes Jack Clarke’s decision to return to Elland Road on loan from Tottenham Hotspur is a move that benefits all parties.
Tottenham confirmed the signing of 18-year-old Clarke on Tuesday morning, which sees Spurs make their first signing for more than 500 days – their last coming in the form of Lucas Moura from PSG in January 2018.
It is believed Clarke has agreed a move worth £9million, but a deal could rise to as much as £11million. There had been talk that Clarke would remain at Spurs, but the player himself has stated he wanted to return on loan.
Couzens reacted to Clarke’s deal on Twitter, and believes the winger’s move back to Leeds on loan is an inspired one that will only help all parties involved going forward.
— andy couzens (@andycuz23) July 2, 2019
TBR’s view – Couzens is bang on, and so is Clarke
Returning to Leeds this season was described as a no-brainer by Clarke in an interview since the move was announced, and indeed, it is only going to help.
For Tottenham, their young star will be able to progress at a very high level, rather than rotting in the reserves. Leeds, meanwhile, will benefit by having a quality player that can boost their chances of promotion.
Clarke’s focus will now be breaking into Tottenham’s first team, and boosting his development and progression at Leeds this season will only help him earn a place in Mauricio Pochettino’s side.