Report claims winger’s form was on downward spiral before Spurs move

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A report by Football.London have claimed that Jack Clarke’s form may have been on a downward spiral at Leeds United before Tottenham Hotspur signed last summer for £10million.

Clarke has had an extremely disappointing season, barely getting any minutes during his respective loan spells at Leeds and QPR.

It was hoped that the spell at Loftus Road would help the 19-year-old rediscover some form but the fact that Mark Warburton, like Marcelo Bielsa has barely used him, is extremely concerning.

There have hardly been any signs of the promising and aggressive winger who broke into the Elland Road outfit’s first-team last season and impressed Premier League scouts, including Tottenham.

Football.London suggest that the youngster’s downward trajectory did not start after his move to North London but before it.

They reveal that after impressing in his brief stint with the first-team, Clarke was in the centre of a concerning incident in Middlesbrough in February 2019.

The winger felt so unwell on the bench after being withdrawn at half-time that he had to be given oxygen and rushed to a hospital.

It is claimed that Clarke subsequently spent some time on the sidelines but failed to recapture the same dazzling form on his return to the Leeds first-team, only for Spurs to snap him up a few months later.

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Perhaps there is a case to be made that Tottenham rushed too quickly to get Clarke signed. While it is obviously easier to say this in hindsight, perhaps we should have waited until he had proven himself over at least a full season rather than just a handful of games.

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