Report: Internal discussions take place over whether to recall on-loan player

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Dom Le Roy

While the signings of Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso captured most of the limelight over the summer, the acquisitions of two promising youngsters in Ryan Sessegnon and Jack Clarke could also potentially prove to be astute pieces of business by the club.

While Sessegnon has been recovering from an injury, Clarke was loaned back to Leeds United for the season in order to continue his development under Marcelo Bielsa.

However, the 18-year-old has seen opportunities almost impossible to come by at Leeds, with his appearances so far being restricted to U23 and League Cup games (Transfer Markt).

According to a report in Football Insider, Tottenham have clauses installed in the loan agreement that allows them to terminate the deal in January, and it is claimed that internal discussions have already begun regarding exercising that option.

The report suggests that if Clarke continues to be frozen out of the first-team picture at Leeds, then Tottenham will recall the youngster and loan him out to another club.

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Given that Bielsa is under a lot of pressure as Leeds once again go in chase of promotion, there was no guarantee that Clarke was going to get games. This situation is quite unfortunate as it looks like it is going to be six months wasted in Clarke’s development. Hopefully, he will get a move to a team where he gets more game time in January if he doesn’t manage to break into the Leeds team before then.

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