The past week on the January transfer window has seen Spurs send out multiple youngsters for short-term loan moves.
The Stoke move represents an incredibly important spell for Clarke after Tottenham signed the 20-year-old from Leeds United back in the Summer of 2019. Unfortunately, failed loan-spells at Elland Road and QPR last season hampered his progression.
In the early stages of the season, he made both his FA Cup and Europa League debuts for the Tottenham first-team (TransferMarkt). In addition to this, Clarke has already been involved in England’s Under 21 set-up.
However, one would hope that this most recent loan for the Yorkshireman will prove to be the one that takes him to the next level.
Clarke is heading to a club who, as it stands, sit eighth in the Championship. The Potters also gave Jose Mourinho’s side a testing time in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.
Former Tottenham man, Michael Brown, believes that the winger is already ‘playing for his Tottenham career’.
He told Football Insider: “He went to QPR and didn’t play.
“It’s been a mixed bag for him so far. He has to play. He’s playing for his Spurs career and he’s playing for his own career week-in, week-out. He’s got to play football to get that experience.
“They went to Blackburn at the weekend. It’s a Stoke side who are in and around it. They’re in a much better place than they’ve been in recent years in terms of the playoffs. So that might be a good side for Clarke to go into.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
The loan move for Clarke provides him with a great opportunity for first-team football. One can only hope that it is a successful spell for the winger, with consistent minutes being a priority for him.
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