Manager declares interest in summer Spurs signing

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Dom Le Roy

Milwall boss Gary Rowett has revealed that the club are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur winger Jack Clarke on loan for the second half of the season.

Clarke was loaned back to Leeds United after joining from the Elland Road outfit in the summer but has hardly seen any game time in the first half of the campaign.

Tottenham subsequently recalled Clarke from the loan spell with Jose Mourinho admitting recently that Spurs were now looking to loan him out to a club where he is guaranteed game time (Football.London).

Championship sides Nottingham Forest, Derby, Middlesbrough, and Preston were already said to be interested in taking Clarke for the remainder of the current campaign (TEAMtalk).

Now, Rowett has admitted that Milwall have also identified the teenager as a possible target by claiming he fits their profile.

When asked about Clarke, Rowett told London News Online: “Jack Clarke is the type of player we have an interest in, and the reason we have is because we’re looking for that extra bit of quality but also that type of player who fits into our profile.

“But we have made lots of enquiries for lots of good players. I’m sure there will be many other links over the next couple of weeks.

“What I will say is that in these types of deals there are a lot of other clubs in for the same sort of players.

“I’m very specific that we want people to come and play for the football club. If that takes until the third week of the transfer window then that’s what we have to do. If it is not this window and it is the next window then that’s what we’ve got to do.

“What’s really important is that the players want to be here for the right reasons and want to be part of what we do, because we’ve got such a strong group and we certainly wouldn’t want to jeopardise that.”

Spurs Web Opinion

The fact that so many sides seem to be interested in Clarke shows you show highly rated he still is at the Championship level. The last thing Spurs and Clarke need however is another Leeds type situation where he finds it difficult to get minutes. He must only be allowed to go to a club where he is promised at least 15 matches or so.

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