Opinion: Spurs must recall this player from loan for the sake of him and the club

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur broke their 18-month transfer drought with the signing of young Jack Clarke from Leeds United for £10m earlier in the summer (BBC).

However, part of the deal was that Clarke would return to the Championship club on loan for the rest of the 2019/20 season.

I was all for this, as it would both knock a bit off the price and help Clarke with his progression, playing regular football rather than sitting on the bench or in the reserves for Spurs.

Unfortunately, Leeds have chosen not to involve the youngster at all in the League so far this season, naming him twice as an unused substitute and dropping him completely most recently (Transfer Markt).

The only competitive match that Clarke has played was a 3-0 win over Salford in the EFL Cup, as well as a run-out for the U23 side.

To be honest, if Clarke is only going to be playing reserve football with the odd cup game, he can do that at Tottenham, where he can also bed into his new squad and surroundings.

It seems a complete waste of time to have him sitting on the bench down in the Championship, especially when he made 25 appearances in all competitions for Leeds last season (Transfer Markt).

It all seems very strange, but if Leeds don’t want to use him, Spurs should recall and either find someone who does, or use him themselves.

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