Tottenham Hotspur made their first signing in 517 days in early July when they recruited Jack Clarke from Leeds United (Football365).
The winger joined Mauricio Pochettino’s side for a fee in the region of £10million and subsequently loaned him back to the Elland Road outfit for the duration of the 2020/21 campaign (Telegraph).
Clarke’s return to his former side proved to be an ill-fated decision after he played just 19 minutes of Championship football at Marcelo Bielsa’s side before his loan spell was cancelled by Spurs in January (The Sun).
The 19-year-old was once again sent out on loan to QPR and has failed to become a first-team regular and has yet to start a game (transfermarkt).
Former Leeds striker Noel Whelan has claimed Clarke will struggle to prove himself at Tottenham based on what he has seen from the teenager this season.
Whelan went as far as suggesting that it will be inevitable that Spurs will look to sell Clarke to a Championship side by highlighting that he is not likely to oust any of Jose Mourinho’s current midfielders.
Whelan told Football Insider: “We’ve seen Jack Clarke go back to Tottenham where I don’t think he’s going to be a Tottenham player, I don’t.
“I think he’ll be shipped off to a Championship club at some point because he’s not proving that he can live up to the hype. He’s not doing it at QPR, they’ve been frustrated with his performances.
“Is he going to take Lamela’s place, is he going to take Sissoko’s place, is he going to take Heung-min Son’s place? No, he’s just not.”
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