According to Sky Sports, Middlesbrough and Swansea City have entered the race to sign Tottenham Hotspur winger Jack Clarke on loan during the January transfer window.

Spurs decided not to loan Clarke out in the summer transfer window after the winger endured difficult spells at Leeds and QPR last campaign.

The 20-year-old has trained with the first-team at Spurs and has featured eight times for the club’s under-23s this season, scoring twice and setting up one more.

The Leeds academy graduate has also made two first-team appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side, coming off the bench for two cameos in the Europa League.

It was reported last week that Stoke City, Coventry City and Sheffield Wednesday were interested in signing the youngster on a temporary deal after Mourinho gave the green light for the wide man to go out on loan to get some game time under his belt.

While Sky Sports named the three aforementioned clubs as suitors for Clarke’s signature, they also revealed that Boro and Swansea are looking to land him for the second half of the season.

The report suggests that Boro, in particular, are keen on signing a winger, with Duncan Watmore yet to sign a new contract on Teesside.

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Clarke’s next loan spell could be make or break for him. If he struggles to get game time again, it might shatter the youngster’s confidence. I would not be surprised if Tottenham were looking to specify in the 20-year-old’s loan contract that he gets a certain number of starts.

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