‘He’s not going to make it’ – Journalist claims Spurs need to cut their losses on winger 

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Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur have to cut their losses on Jack Clarke, insisting the youngster is not going to make it at the club.

Tottenham paid £10m to sign Clarke from Leeds in 2019 on the back of his breakthrough season in the Championship but the youngster has struggled to make an impact following his move to North London.

After disappointing loan spells back at Leeds and QPR in the 2019/20 campaign, the 20-year-old did show some promise during his spell at Stoke in the second half of last season.

Spurs decided not to loan out the winger during this summer’s transfer window and he has made just one senior appearance under Nuno Espirito Santo so far, which came in their 1-0 loss to Pacos de Ferreira in the first leg of the Europa Conference League qualifier.

The Leeds academy graduate was an unused substitute in Tottenham’s clash against Vitesse last week and he took to Instagram after the game to post what seemed to be a cryptic message about his lack of game time.

Bridge has now suggested that Tottenham will have to accept their mistake and cash in on the winger sooner rather than later.

The journalist told GiveMeSport about Clarke: “Even Leeds fans found it odd and then when he was loaned back Leeds fans were saying to me, they didn’t want him back.

“He didn’t get back into their team, so that was a season wasted for him. He’s had a lot of problems.

“He looks skinny to me, he hasn’t really bulked, he’s playing in the Under-23s, he’s never on the bench for the first-team.

“There becomes a time when they have to say, we’ll have to sell him, he’s not going to make it at Spurs.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

There is little evidence over the past couple of years to suggest that Clarke could be a Premier League player. 

The fact that he is an old-fashioned winger rather than a wing-back or wide-forward also works against him as the game seems to have moved on from those kinds of players. 

I expect him to be loaned out in January to a Championship club and unless he does really well during the spell, I would not be surprised to see him sold next summer.

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