Tottenham Hotspur could be set to recall Jack Clarke from his loan spell at Leeds United in January.
The Daily Express report that Tottenham are unhappy with Clarke’s lack of first team football under Marcelo Bielsa this season which has seen him fail to appear in any of Leeds’ seven Championship fixtures.
Clarke made the move to North London in early July for £10million when he became the club’s first signing in 518 days and the hope was he would continue his footballing education at his former club for the duration of this season (The Sun).
In reality, Clarke has only appeared in two Carabao Cup fixtures against Salford and Stoke City respectively, and has been been involved with Leeds’ Under-23 side on occasions.
Should Tottenham recall the 18-year-old, the Daily Express claim that it is their intention to send him back out on loan with Crystal Palace, West Ham United and Everton all said to be monitoring the situation.
The winger’s lack of first team football this season has not been helped by EFL rules that state that a club can only include five loanees in a match day squad (The Mirror).
Tottenham will certainly not want to see their £10m investment fail to live up to his potential with limited game time or by playing academy football.
If the situation continues, they are right to look to recall the player and re-assign him to a club where he can play regular football and look to challenge for a place in the Spurs squad next season.
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