Sunderland have lined up a move in order to try and sign Tottenham winger Jack Clarke, according to Football Insider.
Clarke, 21, has failed to make an impact in the Tottenham first-team since securing a £12 million transfer from Leeds in the summer of 2019 (The Guardian).
However, he has found solace in the club’s Under-23 side, registering three goals and four assists in 14 Premier League 2 appearances this term (Transfermarkt).
Football Insider claims Clarke’s form has captured the attention of Sunderland, with the League One high-flyers enquiring about a deal before the January 31 transfer deadline.
The report states the Black Cats are facing some competition for Clarke, though, who has been made available for an exit by Spurs in order to gain more regular minutes.
While the report seems to hint the attempted move would be a loan deal, it is not specifically confirmed.
Clarke has endured a series of relatively unsuccessful loan spells since his move to Spurs, splitting his last campaign between Stoke and QPR respectively.
His lone involvement in the senior team this season came in the form of a substitute appearance in the first leg of the Europa Conference League qualifier to Pacos de Ferreira back in August.
Spurs Web Opinion
Tottenham’s signing of Clarke has been a bit of a strange one overall as he hasn’t made an impact since joining the club. He is doing well for the reserve side to give him credit, but it seems like yet another young player that isn’t going to be a fixture in the team going forward.
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