Sunderland have agreed a deal to sign Tottenham winger Jack Clarke on a permanent transfer with a medical already underway, according to Football Insider. 

The report claims the Black Cats have reached a full agreement with Spurs for Clarke, who spent the second half of last season on loan at the Stadium of Light. 

While the fee is not stated, it adds the 21-year-old has completed part of his medical in the UK and will undergo the final section during the club’s pre-season training camp in Portugal. 

Clarke’s early spell with Sunderland got underway tentatively but he emerged into a bright spark under Alex Neil towards the tail end of the campaign. 

The England youth international provided a crucial assist in the League One play-off semi-final against Sheffield Wednesday in May en route to Sunderland winning promotion to the Championship. 

The expected exit from Tottenham comes after Clarke struggled to make a breakthrough into the Spurs first-team after earning a move from Leeds in 2019. 

Alongside loan spells at Leeds, QPR and Stoke, he made just three appearances for the first-team and was used predominantly in the youth set-up (Transfermarkt). 

Spurs Web Opinion 

This should be a good move for all parties as Clarke won’t have much of a chance breaking into the first-team under Antonio Conte. 

Hopefully, Spurs will manage to recoup a decent fee for him but it is likely they will have settled for a small loss given his lack of progression since joining. 

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