Report: Spurs keen to land winger before transfer deadline

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are being linked with a move for Leeds United youngster Jack Clarke ahead of the transfer window closing.

According to the Daily Mirror, Spurs are keen to land the highly-rated 18-year-old winger who is considered to be one of the brightest young talents in the Championship.

The report claims that Leeds, who are currently sitting top of the Championship with a three-point gap between themselves and second-placed Norwich City are reluctant to sell Clarke during the current window as they look to finally return to the Premier League.

Leeds’ stance could see Tottenham instead look to come to an arrangement to loan the player back to the Elland Road outfit for the remainder of the season.

Clarke has scored two goals and provided two assists from his 13 Championship appearances and would qualify as a homegrown player.

Despite having a core of English players, Spurs have only seven homegrown players, with Eric Dier and Ben Davies not counting as homegrown because their football education took place in Portugal and Wales.

The lack of homegrown players has meant that Mauricio Pochettino has only been able to name a 24-man Premier League squad rather than the 25-man squad other clubs were able to name.

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