Tottenham’s £8.5m signing is still yet to play a minute of football this season

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Dom Le Roy

Jack Clarke was the first arrival through the door at Hotspur Way early last month which ended Tottenham’s well publicised transfer drought.

The 18-year-old arrived from Leeds United in an £8.5million deal which saw him become the club’s first signing since the arrival of Lucas Moura from PSG in January 2018 (talkSPORT).

Having made 22 appearances for Leeds in the Championship last season, Clarke was loaned back to his former side for the 2019/20 campaign to further continue his footballing education under Marcelo Bielsa (Telegraph).

Clarke was named as an unused substitute for Leeds’ opening Championship fixture last weekend when they won 3-1 at Bristol City and was once again not utilised by Bielsa during their 1-1 draw at home to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Opinion

While Clarke is regarded as one for the future, should he continue to fail to get any game time come the New Year, Spurs must seriously re-consider loaning him out to another club who are willing to give him a regular opportunity.

If he comes back to Spurs next summer with just a handful of games under his belt, this season would have been a complete waste to his pathway of challenging for a place in the Spurs first team.

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