Newcastle United are reportedly set to lose teenage talent Bobby Clark to Liverpool.
That’s according to Rising Ballers, who claim the 16-year-old will leave Newcastle and sign for the Reds.
Clark is the son of former Newcastle United midfielder Lee Clark, who enjoyed two spells with the club.
He is a midfielder just like his dad, and incredibly made his Magpies Under-18s debut when he was just 14.
There were claims earlier in the year that Clark was offered to Tottenham, but they rejected the chance to sign him. However, these claims were denied by his father on Instagram.
It remains to be seen whether or not the latest claims of a Clark departure are true, with no official confirmation yet.
Bobby Clark joining Liverpool could embarrass Newcastle in years to come
If the youngster does leave, however, it will certainly be a blow for the Magpies’ academy.
We shouldn’t be losing players from our academy to Premier League rivals.
If Clark is considered good enough for Liverpool’s academy, then he is certainly good enough for ours.
We don’t see enough players graduating from the Newcastle United academy. And the ones that do are hardly setting the world alight right now.
The Longstaff brothers have struggled over the past 12 months, while we’re yet to see Elliot Anderson given a proper chance in the first-team.
If Clark does leave and eventually make the grade at Liverpool, this will be considered a major blunder by Newcastle United.