Former Newcastle United midfielder angrily reacts to Tottenham Hotspur transfer link

Lee Clark has reacted angrily to a story about his son Bobby, a midfielder at Newcastle United’s Academy.

A website had claimed that the highly-rated 16-year-old – who is being tracked by a number of Premier League clubs – had been offered to, and rejected by, Tottenham Hotspur

However, Clark, head coach of Sudanese club Al-Merrikh, said in an Instagram post: “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.

Lee Clark.

"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.”