Paul Robinson has pointed out that Jack Clarke is young and still has time on his side to make a success of himself at Tottenham.
Clarke, 21, has struggled throughout his stint at Spurs after joining the club from Leeds United in the summer of 2019.
He has made just four appearances for the first-team and has predominantly been used in the club’s reserve side instead (Transfermarkt).
The former England U20 international joined League One outfit Sunderland on loan during last month’s transfer window, to make for his fourth loan spell since moving to North London.
Robinson admits the transfer simply has not worked out as of yet but adds there is time for him to forge a successful career for himself at Spurs.
He told Football Insider: “The Jack Clarke transfer is certainly one that has not worked out for Spurs. When you look at the amount of loans he has had, it’s not good. He’s even struggled when he has gone out on loan.
“It is a signing that has not worked. They paid a lot of money for a promising young talent. He needs to work hard to try and rediscover the form which got him the move to Tottenham.
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“However that transfer came about and whoever signed him, it didn’t work. He is still young though. There is time on his hands to turn things around. He clearly possesses immense quality so if he stays fit and plays games, he can realise his potential.
“At the moment, he is certainly not living up to the transfer fee or expectation that he came in with.”
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The transfer for Clarke seems to get stranger with every passing moment as he is way off gaining a spot in the first-team. The loans he has embarked on haven’t been particularly successful either, but the fact he is young works in his favour as there is enough room for him to turn his career around.