Tottenham Hotspur have officially announced the signing of Jack Clarke from Leeds United on a five-year deal.
However, the young midfielder will return to the Whites on a season-long loan in an aim for him to gain more first-team experience.
The deal is believed to be worth in the region of £10m with the possibility to rise with add-ons.
The 17-year-old becomes Tottenham’s first signing in 517 days when Lucas Moura joined from PSG in January 2018. (Sky Sports)
Clarke made 25 appearances for the Yorkshire side last season in which the majority of them came from the bench where he grabbed two goals and two assists.
The winger will rejoin his former side on loan in the same fashion to which Dele Alli did when he signed from MK Dons. (Sky Sports)
Mauricio Pochettino will trust his managerial mentor Marcelo Bielsa to develop Tottenham’s latest signing over the course of the 2019/20 as United look to challenge for promotion.
Spurs Web Opinion:
A good move for Spurs? Well, the youngster has not had a great deal of game time at Leeds so staying at Spurs this season would probably prove a pointless move as he would struggle to get near the matchday squad. Therefore, returning on loan to the Whites and seeing how he progresses over the course of the season will be interesting.
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