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Former Tottenham star raises trust issues over this youngster’s lack of league minutes this season

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Darren Bent claims Marcelo Bielsa doesn’t trust Jack Clarke

Jack Clarke’s return to Leeds United hasn’t gone well for the 18-year-old.

The Englishman signed for Tottenham in the summer and was sent back to Leeds on loan.

Clarke made 25 appearances for Leeds last season but hasn’t featured in any of their Championship games this time around.

Jack Clarke
Jack Clarke

Leeds have been handicapped by EFL rules which state that a matchday squad cannot have more than five loan players. However, former Tottenham striker Darren Bent told Football Insider that something else might be up (h/t Football.london):

“With Bielsa, if you look at Bielsa’s teams, he needs to be able to trust you. If he doesn’t trust you, like at the minute a bit with Jack Clarke, I think Bielsa feels he can’t trust him.

“I’m sure everyone thought, and I’m sure he would have thought: ‘Right, I’ve got my move to Tottenham, I’m guaranteed now a starting role in the team.’ Maybe he want back there with the wrong attitude.”

Bent added that Clarke’s situation had surprised him as he expected the youngster to “kick on” this season.

Clarke has to play games

It is difficult to understand why Clarke hasn’t featured for Leeds in the League as he is one of the most exciting players in England.

The youngster broke into the senior side last season but mostly came on as a sub. The 18-year-old needs to start games for his development, and hopefully, his situation changes in the coming months.

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Jack Clarke signs for Tottenham

The January window could be crucial as he could move to another club for more game time.

Should Tottenham decide to send him out on loan again, they must include a clause which guarantees him first-team starts.

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The Englishman could be a smart addition to our side next season and we need him to develop further in the coming months.

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Levy keeping tabs on three managers as Poch under pressure ahead of West Ham game

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Daniel Levy keeping tabs on three managers as possible replacements for Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham’s season hasn’t gone to plan this time around as we lie 14th in the Premier League.

Spurs haven’t pushed on from the Champions League final from last season, and have lost a lot of ground in the race for the top four.

We have also exited the Carabao Cup in the first round to Colchester and lost 7-2 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Giovani Lo Celso
Giovani Lo Celso with Mauricio Pochettino (L) against Red Star Belgrade (Image credit: Getty)

Tottenham are also without a win in their last five Premier League games, and the Telegraph (h/t Express) claims that Mauricio Pochettino could be sacked if we don’t beat West Ham.

The report claims that Daniel Levy is reluctant to pay Pochettino’s £12.5m compensation fee, but is keeping tabs on three managers.

Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe is one candidate as the Englishman has brought the Cherries up from the lower leagues to the Premier League.

RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann is another option, and his new team have done well in his first season in charge.

The third option, according to the report, is England manager Gareth Southgate.

Gareth Southgate
Gareth Southgate led England to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup (Image credit: Getty)

Tottenham have other options too

Sacking Pochettino midway through the season could also see other managers take up the role.

The report adds that Max Allegri and Jose Mourinho are free agents in the manager market.

Allegri left Juventus at the start of the season and was replaced by Maurizio Sarri while Mourinho hasn’t managed since the Red Devils sacked him last year.

Pochettino is still one of the best in the business but he needs to turn our season around fast.

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We are 11 points behind fourth-placed Manchester City and need to go on a winning run to close that gap down.

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Man United could scupper Tottenham’s £50m pursuit of this 11-goal attacker

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Manchester United could scupper Tottenham’s move for Memphis Depay

Manchester United could block Tottenham’s hopes of signing Memphis Depay, according to the Sun.

Tottenham have been linked with a £50million move for the Dutch attacker as they are struggling in 14th place in the league (h/t Sun).

Depay has been in great form for Lyon, having scored 11 goals this season. However, the Ligue 1 giants have confirmed that United have the first option to buy their former star (h/t Sun).

Memphis Depay
Memphis Depay in action for the Netherlands (Image credit: Getty)

The Dutch international couldn’t make it at Old Trafford and joined Lyon in 2017 for a fee of £16m (h/t Sun).

Lyon don’t want to sell Depay

Lyon claim that Depay is happy at the club and wants to extend his stay beyond 2021 (h/t Sun).

However, they are also struggling in Ligue 1 and that could tempt the 25-year-old to return to Old Trafford in January (h/t Sun).

Manchester United have also struggled with consistency this season and lie seventh, nine points off fourth-placed Manchester City.

Giovani Lo Celso
Giovani Lo Celso with Mauricio Pochettino (L) against Red Star Belgrade (Image credit: Getty)

The Red Devils are also interested in signing a forward in January (h/t Sun), and it will be interesting to see if Depay is on the move then.

The Lyon certainly has reinvigorated his career in Lyon and could do a decent job for any top club in the world.

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He has become a regular for the national side too, and Spurs could move for him if United don’t use their clause (h/t Sun).

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Serie A giants already planning for this Tottenham star’s potential arrival

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Inter Milan planning for Christian Eriksen’s summer arrival

Inter Milan are preparing for the arrival of Christian Eriksen in the summer, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport (h/t Calciomercato).

The Dane is a free agent at the end of the season and hasn’t been at his best for Tottenham.

Eriksen has scored a couple of goals for us in this campaign. The 27-year-old was a substitute in the win over Red Star Belgrade and was unused in our draw against Sheffield United.

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen is a free agent in the summer (Image credit: Getty)

Giovani Lo Celso has started both the above-mentioned games for Spurs, and it will be interesting to see if the Argentine replaces Eriksen in the first-team.

The former Real Betis man struggled with injuries after joining but scored on his first start for the club against Red Star.

Inter are also interested in other January moves, and it will be interesting to see what happens with Eriksen (h/t Calciomercato).

Tottenham’s January decision

Spurs can make some money by selling Eriksen in January, however, the Dane has to be open to leaving the club then.

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen after his miss against Colchester in the Carabao Cup (Image credit: Getty)

A move in the summer would hand us no money and it will be tough finding a like-for-like replacement for the Dane.

Tottenham have other stars who are free agents at the end of the campaign too.

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Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are on the final year of their contracts, and the pair didn’t start in the 1-1 draw against Sheffield either.

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“Levy told me there was no new contract” – Tottenham star confirms plan to see out deal and leave

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Danny Rose plans to see out his Tottenham contract

Danny Rose wants to see out his Tottenham contract and leave as a free agent in 2021.

The English defender was allowed to find a new club in the summer but was unable to leave Spurs (h/t Telegraph).

Rose has been our first-choice left-back this season but we have also signed Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.

Danny Rose
Danny Rose has been our first-choice left-back this season (Image credit: Getty)

Sessegnon has struggled with injuries since joining while Ben Davies signed a new deal at the start of the campaign.

Rose was speaking ahead of England’s international games and wanted to address his future (h/t Telegraph):

“It’s pretty obvious what happened [in the summer].

“People upstairs at Tottenham were trying to do what they were trying to do. I’ve said [to them] I’ve got 18 months left on my contract and I’m not going anywhere until my contract has ­finished.”

The left-back also spoke about not getting a new deal by the club:

“[Tottenham chairman] Daniel Levy told me in the summer there was no new contract for me at Tottenham, which is fine. I respect that. We move on.”

Rose has no problems with Pochettino

The 29-year-old also praised Mauricio Pochettino and claimed the Argentine has been supportive throughout his career at Tottenham.

Danny Rose
Danny Rose tried to seal an exit in the summer window (Image credit: Getty)

Rose has played 11 games for us this season, however, he only has one assist to his name so far.

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Sessegnon and Davies could do the job in the left-back position, and it will be interesting to see how many games Rose plays till the end of the campaign.

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