Ex-Spurs man claims current youngster will ‘demand Premier League loan’ this summer

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham goalkeeper, Paul Robinson, believes that Jack Clarke will hold crunch talks with Jose Mourinho regarding his future this summer after a disappointing season.

Clarke was tipped for big things after breaking into the Leeds team last season and troubling defenders with his pace and gyle.

Spurs paid £9.5 million to sign him last summer and decided to loan him back to Leeds, although the winger barely got a look in for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

He was subsequently recalled and loaned out to QPR in January but the teenager didn’t fare too well at Loftus Road either, managing only one start before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic (transfermarkt.com).

The 19-year-old has since been linked with a loan move to Celtic in the summer, however, Robinson believes that Clarke will want to be loaned out to a Premier League club.

Speaking about the winger’s situation, the former England number one told Football Insider: “Next year is a fresh start for him. It didn’t work out at Leeds and he did not hit the ground running at QPR either.

“Jack needs to be in and around the first team if he is going to stay at Spurs.

“He has got his experience at Leeds and QPR and it is a conversation between player, manager and club now as to what is best for his development.

“I think he needs to be in and around the first team or get some more game time where he can be guaranteed minutes. He would demand a Premier League loan.

“Jose Mourinho will shuffle his squad this summer and it will be interesting to see whether Jack Clarke fits into his plans.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I don’t really see how Clarke can demand a Premier League loan considering his inability to get a game in the Championship this season. A lot will depend on how Jose assesses the teenager in pre-season but I believe a six-month loan to Celtic could help him regain his confidence.

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