Newcastle United have made offer to Bobby Clark as Liverpool look to sign him – Report
Bobby Clark is rated as one of Newcastle’s best young prospects and became the youngest ever player to turn out for the NUFC Under 18s at the age of 14 years and 206 days back in 2019.
The son of former Newcastle favourite Lee Clark, also got called up for and played for the England Under 15s side.
Back in December 2019, it was also claimed that Manchester United and Tottenham were leading the chase to sign the young midfielder, however, Lee Clark said then there were no plans for his son to go anywhere and dismissed as ‘purely speculation’ the reports in the media.
Now 19 months later the future of Bobby Clark is back under debate, with widespread reporting that Liverpool are set to sign the now 16 year old prospect.
However, the Chronicle now report on Friday that there is a contract on the table for the youngster to stay at St James Park, with Bobby Clark having been offered a scholarship deal.
Who knows what Bobby Clark will or won’t go on to achieve but not a great look for Mike Ashley and Newcastle United if they can’t persuade the son of a former NUFC star and lifelong supporter to stay.
When you see though how the likes of local lads the Longstaff brothers and Elliot Anderson have been messed around by Steve Bruce and / or Mike Ashley, no surprise if Bobby Clark ends up elsewhere.
Lee Clark telling Tribal Football – 18 December 2019:
“All the reports about my son Bobby are purely speculation.
“I’m here for Bobby as his father to give him advice. I’ve been where he is at this moment in time.
“We are a very, very proud family that he has been selected to represent England against the Republic of Ireland and Turkey. It’s a great feat so we’re extremely proud. He’s getting coached very well at Newcastle’s academy. Everyone who is there and the various different teams he plays in are terrific.
“Ben Dawson, the head of coaching, I have a good relationship with and I have regular contact with him and talk about how Bobby is getting on. And I let them guys get on with coaching him and looking after him. They are doing a terrific job.
“I’m always here if he wants to talk about things away from his coaches which sometimes he might want to do. But I’m certainly not in there telling him he should be doing this and doing that. That’s up to his coaches.
“He’s going to have ups, like the stuff with England, and he’s going to have downs, it’s part of the young player’s career, and he’ll have us as a family when those tough times come. But overall I’m really happy with how he is going at the academy and the help he is getting there.”
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