Leeds winger Jack Clarke attracts interest in the Premier League after a series of striking championship demonstrations
- Premier League clubs follow Jack Clarke while Leeds prepares a new deal
- The York-born attacker debuted in October and has since played in 12 league matches
- He was the man of the match with an assist in the victory of Leeds at Derby on Saturday
Ross Heppenstall for Mailonline
Jack Clarke is followed by a growing number of Premier League clubs while Leeds United wants to tie the promising teenager to a new long-term agreement.
The 18-year-old winger has been requisitioned by the renowned academy on Elland Road and has won the championship over the last few weeks.
He made his debut against Brentford in October, before a number of notable replacements struck him as a special talent.
A number of impressive displays have shown the Premier League clubs the ability of Jack Clarke
Clarke made his first league start for the men of Marcelo Bielsa during Friday's home win over Derby on Friday, which strengthened Leeds's position at the top.
The boyhood Leeds fan from York created goals for Kemar Roofe and Jack Harrison in a man-of-the-match display for watching England's manager Gareth Southgate and Under-21s boss Aidy Boothroyd.
Although Clarke was not involved at any childhood level, he nevertheless visited Southgate, a well-known proponent of young talent, and the teenager seems destined for the top.
The proud parents and sister of Clarke also belonged to a crowd of 34,668 and the start of a competition match marked the realization of a childhood dream for the academy product.
Clarke scored his first goal ever for Leeds at Aston Villa in another impressive screen
One source said: & # 39; When Jack arrived against Reading in November, he faced Chris Gunter, Wales' most covered player, but he had a pretty easy hitting.
In Aston Villa in December he came up and a pass was drilled and he had a bad first touch and the ball went out of the game.
& # 39; Many players would probably go in their shell or play safely, but what did Jack do with his second touch?
He collected a pass from Pablo Hernandez, took on Ahmed Elmohamady and rolled the ball into the net.
Jack did not turn into November until 18, but he is in Leeds because they are the best manager in the championship at Marcelo Bielsa.
& # 39; If you are good enough and willing to work hard and listen, Bielsa will place you there.
& # 39; Friday by Derby, Leeds had a handful of academy players on their couch and the likes of Jamie Shackleton and Leif Davis are two more promising teenagers.
& # 39; But Jack is the cream of the crop, and nothing commands him. He has no fear and it does not matter who he comes into contact with – he just wants to catch and attack the ball.
Give him a chance and he will fully support his opponent, no problem.
Not only that, he is a great guy outside the field and the first guys from Leeds love him. He is a very young member of the club, has really good parents and is a very well-founded child. & # 39;
The York-born youngster is happy to further develop his game under Marcelo Bielsa
Clarke has 18 months to go on his existing deal on Elland Road, but Leeds still has to offer him new, much improved conditions in line with his rising reputation.
Pep Guardiola is a well-known admirer of the teenage feeling, but it is clear that Clarke would like to stay on Elland Road and continue to develop under Bielsa.
Harrison, on a season-long loan from Manchester City, said of Clarke: "Jack is a brilliant young player and he just gets better every time he plays.
& # 39; He grows in confidence and that is huge as a player.
It is almost as if nothing can stop him and you have seen what he can against Derby. I'm sure he will continue to improve. & # 39;
Leeds is ready to end their search for a goalkeeper by signing Real Madrid's Kiko Casilla and also staying on the hunt for a new winger and No. 10.