Report: PL side could target 22-year-old just one year after Spurs sold him

Former Tottenham Hotspur youngster Jack Clarke could be targeted for a Premier League move to Crystal Palace in the summer after impressing for Sunderland in the Championship this season.

Clarke signed for Spurs from Leeds United back in the summer of 2019, but made just four first-team appearances for the Lilywhites before moving on (Transfermarkt).

Jack Clarke
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During his time as a Spurs-owned player, Clarke had loan spells back at Leeds, with QPR and Stoke City.

The winger spent the second half of last season on loan with Sunderland, before making that move permanent in the summer.

The 22-year-old has been in fine form for the Black Cats this term, with ten goals and nine assists to his name in 43 appearances (Transfermarkt).

Clarke has helped propel Sunderland into the top ten of the Championship as things stand.

How long he stays with the club remains to be seen, however, as it has emerged that Crystal Palace have been impressed with his efforts this year.

According to a report from The Sun, the London side are keen to bring Clarke back to the Premier League in the summer.

It is thought the young attacker would be a replacement for Palace star Wilfried Zaha, should the latter decide to leave the club.

30-year-old Zaha’s current contract expires in the summer, and the report claims there are no signs of him putting pen to paper on a new deal.

If Zaha does move on, Palace have been watching Clarke’s “dazzling form” and see him as the ideal signing to fill the gap.

Spurs Web Opinion

Things never worked out for Clarke at Spurs, and there’s no way of knowing if they ever would have, even if he was given more minutes.

It’s great to see him smashing it in the Championship, and a side like Palace would be a good fit for him if he decided to make the step up to the top flight.

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