Tottenham announce the signing of Jack Clarke from Leeds United

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Dom Le Roy

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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  1. Sensible move all round; Leeds get cash to buy some players and get to keep and develop Clarke for us. Doubtless Bielsa played a major part in the thinking behind this as Poch will trust him to nurture the lad’s talent.

    Also gets a monkey off our back regarding buying players. Transfer speculation is fun but it is getting out of hand as a preoccupation in its own right.

    But let’s just hope that this is the start of addressing some longer term issues and move on some players for their sake and ours and bring in better quality. Eriksen to Real Mad is no longer a fear but a keen wish, so that we can replace him and bring in a talent that wants to play for us.


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