Who is Bobby Clark? Newcastle United prodigy linked with Spurs

Teenage star is highly-rated and has had a number of clubs looking at him, including Tottenham Hotspur

Bobby Clark's father is Lee Clark, the former Birmingham City manager.

Newcastle United youngster Bobby Clark has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur – in a report that prompted a furious response from his dad.

The 16-year-old midfielder is highly-rated at St James's Park, having made history as the youngest Magpies player to appear for the Under-18s.

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Lee Clark made more than 150 appearances for Newcastle United in two spells.

Who is Bobby Clark?

Bobby Clark is the son of former Newcastle United, Sunderland and Fulham midfielder Lee Clark, who is now manager of Sudanese club Al-Merrikh.

Bobby is an attacking midfielder who has been with the club’s academy since he was 12.

He was born on 7 February, 2005.

What type of player is Bobby Clark?

The 16-year-old is a skilful midfielder, or No 10, who once showcased his abilities on MOTD.

He is rated one of the best talents in his age group on the national stage, and has been capped by England Under-16s.

He became the youngest player to appear for Newcastle’s U18s at the age of at 14 years and 206 days.

Which clubs have been linked with Bobby Clark?

Back in 2019, Clark was linked with Manchester United, Man City, Chelsea and Bayern Munich before he signed his scholarship with Newcastle.

Clark has been linked with Spurs this month, with one report claiming that they had been offered the chance to sign the player, but had rejected the opportunity.

What has Lee Clark had to say about his son Bobby?

Clark Sr took to Instagram to comment on the speculation surrounding his son Bobby.

In a forthright post, he said: “Sorry, I debated whether to post this. But I felt I had to as we (are) 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 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.”