Tottenham Hotspur’s first signing of the summer of 2019 has yet to feature for the club, but that is because Jack Clarke was loaned back to his boyhood team of Leeds United.
However, it was reported in September that Tottenham were set to recall Clarke as he has become fed up with the situation at Leeds.
The Sun say that Spurs have a release clause that would allow them to recall the player in January if they see fit.
This comes after Jack Clarke has made just two appearances for Leeds United this season, both coming in the EFL Cup. He has yet to appear in the Championship for the promotion-chasing side (Transfer Markt).
Clarke has also featured for the Leeds United U23 side throughout the season, although this is probably not what Spurs had in mind when they loaned the player out.
Last season, Clarke made 25 appearances for Leeds across all competitions, including 22 in the Championship, scoring two goals and assisting two more in that time (Transfer Markt).
On Jack Clarke, Pochettino said (Football London): “Jack Clarke is at Leeds now. He is playing for Leeds. He is our player but he is on loan. Of course, if you say to me today about Jack Clarke, I don’t know because today he has not got a place to come with us. What is going to happen in a few months, I don’t know.”
Asked if a recall would happen: “Today, no. Today no. But football is dynamic. It always changes.
“You know we have the people to look after Jack Clarke. We have the structure to look after him. I cannot think too much about Jack Clarke.
“Of course I have all the reports every week but I cannot be focusing on what is going to happen with him in January. I need to be trying to help my players and the team today because we need to win on Saturday and on Tuesday. It is wasting time, with all my respect to Jack Clarke.”
Some Spurs fans have reacted on Twitter:
Even Poch agrees with me on Jack Clarke
— M4 (@THFC_M4) October 17, 2019
You are reading too much into this.More likely Poch can’t push Bielsa over Jack because he is his mentor rather than Poch not liking Jack
— Juliet Lubega (@ucragirl) October 18, 2019
?? January transfers not RULED OUT
? Jack Clarke
— 40winks__ (@SpursTransfer10) October 17, 2019
The Jack Clarke stuff was a little odd to be honest. I usually follow his riddles and metaphors quite well I think, but I didn’t really understand his quotes regarding Clarke? Did he not want him? It is strange for him to be so dismissive of a younger player like that.
— Harvey (@Namdalla1993) October 17, 2019
Poch didn’t sign Jack Clarke mate
— Manny (@Mannythfc) October 17, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion:
Recall him, for the sake of his sanity alone. Sitting in the reserves and overthinking everything in Leeds is doing him no good at the moment. Get him in the Spurs U23 side and let him train with the first team for the rest of the season, or recall him and loan him out somewhere he is guaranteed first-team football.
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