Claims of young Newcastle United prospect offered to Tottenham rubbished by his father
An exclusive had reported that young Newcastle United prospect Bobby Clark had been offered to Tottenham.
However, this has now been rubbished by the 16 year old’s father.
That father being none other than Lee Clark, one-time member of Kevin Keegan’s Entertainers of the 90s.
Obviously used to the workings of journalists, the former NUFC midfielder says that the story is embarrassingly wrong and sums up today’s media.
With son Bobby at his old club Newcastle United, Lee Clark says it is ‘fake news’ that the 16 year old had been supposedly offered to Tottenham.
Lee Clark statement in response to the Football Insider story (below):
“Sorry, I debated whether to post this…
“But I felt I had to as talking about a 16 year old boy here. My son.
“Whoever the Football Insider (in my day a source close to the individual) they have got this 100% completely wrong.
“He (his son, Bobby Clark) has not been offered to Tottenham Hotspur, so subsequently they have not turned down the chance to sign him.
“No idea where this story came from, but it is typical social media nonsense – 99.9% of stories published are not true.
“Sorry, I deal in reality, not fake news.”
Football Insider ‘Exclusive’ – 12 May 2021:
‘Tottenham have rejected the chance to sign Newcastle United wonderkid Bobby Clark, Football Insider understands.
This site revealed on 8 May that Spurs had been offered the 16-year-old midfielder by intermediaries ahead of the summer.
The teenager has struggled for game time this season after being handed a scholarship deal by Newcastle.
Clark has represented England at Under-16 level and has long been rated one of the best prospects in his age group.’
Away from the issues regarding his son, Lee Clark is now a couple of months into his new job in the Sudan, managing Al Merrikh, their league season will resume in nine days time after a break since early March. Lee Clark and his side will kick off on 22 May in second place, three points behind the leaders but a game in hand.
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