Jack Clarke was left out of Leeds United’s 18-man squad as Marcelo Bielsa’s side beat Brentford 1-0 at Elland Road thanks to Eddie Nketiah’s winner – and Tottenham fans are fuming that their new player is not getting any game time.
Clarke, 18, has managed just one single appearance for Leeds this season, after clocking up 25 in all competition last term. During 2018-19, he found the back of the net on two occasions and wowed Leeds fans with his pace and skill.
It saw Spurs opt to spend an initial £10million to sign Clarke in the summer, in a fee the Guardian claim could rise to £11.5million. Leeds opted to bring the Thorp Arch academy product back to Elland Road on loan from Tottenham.
Since Clarke rejoined, Leeds have re-signed Jack Harrison on loan – as well as bringing in Illan Meslier, Nketiah, Helder Costa and Ben White on loan. The Whites have six loanees in their squad, though only five can be included in a matchday squad.
Meslier is a substitute goalkeeper while Harrison and White are both considered starters. Nketiah has two goals in two, and Costa has three assists in four appearances. It has seen Clarke only make the league bench twice out of four games.
Tottenham fans are not happy with the decision to loan Clarke back to Leeds and have urged their board to recall the winger, in order to give him game time perhaps with Spurs’ under-23 side or out on loan elsewhere.
— WDOMBELE_WZN28 (@NDOMBELE_SZN28) August 21, 2019
Quite poor decision to let him go back to Leeds.
— Πάρης (@APP_117) August 21, 2019
Cut short his loan and get him around our first team squad.
— martin ward (@martinward79) August 21, 2019
Recall him cause he may aswell get some first team minutes for us, and even if he doesn’t and it’s just u23 games
Surely training with world class players like Kane, Eriksen and Sissoko can only be a good thing for a young player like him
— Scott Young (@Scottyoung_4) August 21, 2019
Recall and loan him to #s04 they need attackers
— Tyler James 🐓 (@Tyler_Wessling) August 21, 2019
Get him back they don’t want him
— markmcallister (@markmac2004) August 21, 2019
They can have a maximum of five loanees in a matchday squad. So five other loan players are ahead of him. It's a joke
— Coys82 (@spursis4life) August 21, 2019