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Leeds need to keep Jack Clarke amid Manchester City interest

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Leeds need to keep Jack Clarke amid Manchester City interest

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa should ignore reported Manchester City interest in attacker Jack Clarke and give the rising star a more prominent role in the first team at Elland Road.

According to the Sun, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is lining up a January raid for the 18-year-old and has been monitoring him for the past 13 months.

The report details that the reigning Premier League champions lead the race for the teenage sensation ahead of a string of other English top-flight clubs.

But Leeds need to do all they can to keep the academy product with them and handing him more senior opportunities would be wise.

 

The fleet-footed winger has majorly impressed off the bench in several Championship matches this season and even laid on the assist at the weekend for Pablo Hernandez’s winner in a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United.

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Leeds potentially have a top-class attacker on their hands in the shape of Clarke depending on his development and Guardiola’s interest must be flattering for the player.

But he is involved in senior football right now and that would surely be unlikely at the Etihad Stadium.

Bielsa needs the quality of Clarke in wide areas to help his team push for automatic promotion and he appears to be getting more confident on the ball every week.

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