​Premier League leaders Manchester City are reportedly lining up a bid for Leeds United wonder-kid Jack Clarke when the January transfer window opens. 

City manager Pep Guardiola is said to have been keen on the youngster for over a year and is ready to step up his chase after Clarke's impressive displays in the first team at Elland Road. 

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The former Barcelona boss received word of Clarke's impressive display in last weekend's Yorkshire derby against Sheffield United, in which he came off the bench to change the game for his side, setting up the winning goal. 

In that game it was Spanish midfielder Pablo Hernandez that Clarke provided the winning goal for, and the former Swansea man is hoping Clarke will remain at the club to help end their 14-year ​Premier League hiatus.  

"Jack has a lot of quality, and I think he can be a big player in the future for ​Leeds United," Hernandez said, speaking to the ​Sun

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"You look at him and it's obvious to see that he gives us different things on the pitch on both wings.

"He can have more opportunities this season to give us a lot of things, and I think he is a young player who is important for us.

"He is one of the young players who bring some positive things in the team."

Clarke has been learning from the likes of Hernandez since making the step up to the Leeds first team, and his manager Marcelo Bielsa is keen on the symbiotic relationship. 

"Jack did some very good work at Sheffield, but every time he plays he makes the difference," Bielsa said. 

"And he can only learn from watching Pablo and playing alongside him."

Guardiola enjoys a good relationship with Leeds boss Bielsa, a link that has already seen Jack Harrison join ​Leeds on loan from ​Man City for this season. 


The Catalonian manager could use that relationship once again to attempt to convince the latest star from the long line of academy talent to join the ​Premier League giants.