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Tottenham open to loaning out 20-year-old prospect in January

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Tottenham Hotspur considering sending Jack Clarke out on loan

According to a report from Football Insider, as relayed by Football.london, Tottenham Hotspur are open to the prospect of loaning out winger Jack Clarke in the January transfer window.

The 19-year-old Clarke joined Tottenham from Leeds United in July 2019 for a fee believed to be in the region of £10m plus add-ons. He joined after enjoying a breakthrough season in 2018/19 at Elland Road and was immediately loaned back to the club.

Jack Clarke
Jack Clarke signed for Tottenham in 2019 (Image credit: Tottenham Twitter)

However, a lack of game time under Marcelo Bielsa saw Tottenham recall him from Leeds and loan him out to QPR. The Englishman didn’t play much for the R’s either, taking the field on just seven occasions before the 2019/20 season ended.

Back at Tottenham, Clarke has featured just two times across all competitions for the first-team this season, totalling up to 28 minutes of action. However, he has made eight appearances for the reserves in the Premier League 2, scoring two goals and setting up one more. (h/t Transfermarkt)

According to Football.london, Tottenham rebuffed interest from EFL Championship clubs in the young winger back in the summer transfer window.

However, the club could now be more receptive of offers for the 20-year-old next month. It is claimed that Jose Mourinho wants Clarke to play first-team football on a regular basis. But, he is aware that opportunities will be hard to come by at the club, owing to the wealth of options already at his disposal.

Clarke could leave on loan in January
Clarke could leave on loan in January

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Considering that he has hardly gotten a sniff at first-team football this term, another loan spell makes a lot of sense for Clarke. While he has been doing fairly well with the reserves, the 20-year-old needs exposure of senior football if he is to make an impact for us in the coming years.

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