Report: Tottenham loanee poised for early return after struggling for game time

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur ended their near 18-month transfer drought in the summer by signing 18-year-old Jack Clarke from Leeds United.

However, Spurs fans were made to wait to see the teenager in a Tottenham shirt, as he was immediately loaned back to the Championship side for the season.

This would likely provide the winger with more game time than he would receive at Tottenham, which would surely only boost his development.

However, it hasn’t worked out quite like that for Clarke so far this year.

The Sun report that Clarke was indeed loaned back with the understanding that he would be given regular football, but he has yet to play a minute in the Championship.

The report also states that Leeds manager, Marcelo Bielsa, has not even explained to Clarke why he is not making the 18-man match day squad for their league campaign.

Clarke is said to be fed up with the situation and Tottenham do not seem to be too happy either, as they are reportedly ready to trigger a recall clause in the loan deal that would see Clarke return to North London in January.

Spurs Web Opinion:

If he is just going to play U23 football and the odd cup game, he may as well do it at Spurs. Or, Tottenham could look to loan him out to a club who actually plan on utilising him.

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