Jack Clarke

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I wonder what we'd do with him considering he doesn't start for Leeds? He might as well stay where he is tbh.
 

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Clearly one for the future. Maybe we loan him back for next season.

Feels like we should be doing at least one deal like that each window. Most will be misses, but you won’t lose any money on young HG guys, and some will be big hits.
 

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Clearly one for the future. Maybe we loan him back for next season.

Feels like we should be doing at least one deal like that each window. Most will be misses, but you won’t lose any money on young HG guys, and some will be big hits.
Yep, said this before

There's certainly talent in the Championship
 

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Didn’t he pass out on the pitch?

I don’t think he played much this season after that.
 

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I wonder what we'd do with him considering he doesn't start for Leeds? He might as well stay where he is tbh.
He was starting. Substituted at half-time in February after feeling unwell, was hospitalized, and took a couple weeks off before resuming any kind of training.

A player that was on my want list so I hope this happens, especially as I also like(d) James and that's not happening now...
 

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Didn’t he pass out on the pitch?

I don’t think he played much this season after that.
No, was taken off at HT after feeling unwell. He passed out on the sideline in 2nd half... doctors confirmed he was suffering from a virus.

I wonder what the price difference is between Clarke and James? Clarke is one very much for the future, unless he does an Alli I wouldn’t expect him to be of much use for a good 2-3 years. Whereas James looks ready to burst onto the scene now.
 
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Clearly one for the future. Maybe we loan him back for next season.

Feels like we should be doing at least one deal like that each window. Most will be misses, but you won’t lose any money on young HG guys, and some will be big hits.
This. If we're going to continually ignore any of our youngsters who aren't safe midfield options, we may as well try and buy some.
 

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This. If we're going to continually ignore any of our youngsters who aren't safe midfield options, we may as well try and buy some.
For me, judging this one is impossible in a vacuum without knowing what else the club is going to do up front, with more tested top-flight UK players like Ryan Fraser looking Arse-bound, versatile forwards like Josh King, Demarai Gray (and maybe even Harvey Barnes??) potentially available for the right price, and even championship-tested wingers like Dan James looking MUFC-bound. I think it's inexcusable with the squad depth so thin after the projected departures of Llorente and GKN and VJ to bring in a player who can't get in to the Starting XI in the championship for a manager like Bielsa. If young, english versatile forward are the prerequisites I would hope the club would be making all kinds of noise about Barnes and Fraser (and even Gray) and at least trying to gauge interest level there, before shopping on the Leeds bench.
 

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For me, judging this one is impossible in a vacuum without knowing what else the club is going to do up front, with more tested top-flight UK players like Ryan Fraser looking Arse-bound, versatile forwards like Josh King, Demarai Gray (and maybe even Harvey Barnes??) potentially available for the right price, and even championship-tested wingers like Dan James looking MUFC-bound. I think it's inexcusable with the squad depth so thin after the projected departures of Llorente and GKN and VJ to bring in a player who can't get in to the Starting XI in the championship for a manager like Bielsa. If young, english versatile forward are the prerequisites I would hope the club would be making all kinds of noise about Barnes and Fraser (and even Gray) and at least trying to gauge interest level there, before shopping on the Leeds bench.
He’s not long since turned 18 and is in his 1st season in professional football. He has lightning pace, skill and can terrorise full backs. I’m all for signing him but I don’t expect him to be pushing for a starting spot and/or appearing frequently next season.

We need both quality additions and promising youngsters. Look at James, 1st season in the spotlight and looks to be making a big money move to Man U. You’ve also the likes of Sessegnon who will cost circa £30m, Brook’s £40-50m... and Sancho who will set you back upwards of £60m. We need to get them when they show signs of promise and before they consistently start to display the X factor... by which time they go from a £10m kid to a £30-60m highly sort after talent.
 

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Don't really see why Leeds would sell him now for 10m if there's any liklihood of him being worth double or treble that in a year's time tbh. If we bought him I'd expect him to stay there for a year anyway. 10m buys you next to nothing now.
 

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Don't really see why Leeds would sell him now for 10m if there's any liklihood of him being worth double or treble that in a year's time tbh. If we bought him I'd expect him to stay there for a year anyway. 10m buys you next to nothing now.
Need the money because they didn’t get promoted probs.
 

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I've never seen him play but Leeds supporting pal that knows his football rates him highly. Worth a punt.
 

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Leeds fan I know reckons they will want more than that. Being quoted 20m for Harrison by City.
 

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Watched quite a few LUFC matches.

The kid threatened quite a few experienced players in the Championship with his pace & skill.
Still very raw & another year there under Bielsa will suit him well.

Makes sense for us to buy early & loan back.
Similar managerial philosophy & he'd get plenty more game time there.
That's if Bielsa stays.
 

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I’ll be over the moon if we sign this kid, first time I saw him I thought he was special. It’s not just the talent, he plays with style and has that Waddle/ Ginola extravagance about him.
 

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Watched quite a few LUFC matches.

The kid threatened quite a few experienced players in the Championship with his pace & skill.
Still very raw & another year there under Bielsa will suit him well.

Makes sense for us to buy early & loan back.
Similar managerial philosophy & he'd get plenty more game time there.
That's if Bielsa stays.
These are the kind of signings our team has been built on. It might take a couple of years for him to be ready for the first tram but it’s better to take a chance now and develop him than wait and not be able to afford him.
 
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