According to an exclusive from the Daily Mail, Tottenham want to sign Bobby Clark – the 14-year-old Academy star who’s been tipped for big things at Newcastle United.
This comes from north-east reporter Craig Hope, who claims that Clark – who’s the son of ex-midfielder Lee – is considered the club’s ‘best Academy prospect’ by Steve Bruce.
He’s featured for the U-18’s already this season and is set to earn his first cap for England’s U-15’s, highlighting just how much he’s progressing.
As a result the Mail claim that he’s attracted interest from Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea and Bayern Munich, but Spurs are said to be the ‘frontrunners’ to pinch him – despite him being keen to stay with his hometown club.
Here’s a snippet from Craig Hope’s latest exclusive:
Spurs have joined the race to sign Newcastle starlet Bobby Clark with the midfielder in line for his England youth debut next month.
Magpies boss Steve Bruce rates 14-year-old Clark – the son of former Newcastle midfielder Lee – as the club’s best schoolboy prospect.
He entered the club’s history books when debuting for the Under-18s aged just 14 years and 206 days this season and we can reveal that he will be involved with England Under-15s for the first time when they face Republic of Ireland and Turkey next month.
We understand that Clark would prefer to stay with his hometown club but there has been interest from Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Bayern Munich over the course of recent months, such is his reputation through academy football.
But it is Spurs who are now thought to have emerged as the frontrunners, should Clark and his family decide his development is best served away from Newcastle, where concerns over the infrastructure of the club’s academy remain.
With us recently regretting Lewis Gibson’s exit and being left wondering what could have been if we’d kept the likes of Kevin Mbabu – who’s now a regular in the Swiss national team – let’s hope we stand firm here and convince him to stay.