If recent reports in the press are to be believed, Tottenham are about to break their year and a half hiatus from signing players by securing the services of Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele (Sky Sports) and Leeds United’s Jack Clarke (The Guardian).
While the French international is one of the most sought after players in Europe, Clarke is a relatively unknown quantity outside of the Championship.
The 18-year-old made 24 appearances in the Championship after breaking into Marcelo Bielsa’s side last season and impressed with his pace and directness. Leeds Live suggests that the deal worth £10m plus add-ons will be announced on Monday.
However, Phil Hay, formerly of the Yorkshire Evening Post, has delivered an update regarding the transfer.
Hay, who is a reliable source when it comes to the ongoings at Leeds United, took to social media to reveal that he was hearing that Clarke might be loaned back to Leeds after Spurs secure his signature.
Interesting – hearing that Jack Clarke will rejoin Leeds United on loan after he signs for Tottenham tomorrow. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) June 30, 2019
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Given that he has only played 24 games for Leeds, the teenager certainly needs more game time to mature into a top player. He is unlikely to be competing for a first team place at Spurs next season and thus a loan back to Leeds is the optimal option for all three parties.
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