Jack Clarke is absolutely flying at Sunderland since completing a permanent switch to the club from Tottenham last summer.

Clarke failed to live up to expectations after his £10m move to Spurs from Leeds in 2019 (The Sun) but the youngster showed glimpses of his quality during his last two loan spells at Stoke City and Sunderland.

Jack Clarke

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The winger played a valued part in helping the Black Cats win promotion back to the Championship last season, and it did not come as a surprise when the club signed the 22-year-old permanently in the summer, with the fee potentially rising to £10m including add-ons (Alasdair Gold).

It is fair to say that not many Spurs fans were particularly disappointed when the winger was sold but the youngster has demonstrated this season just why he was so highly thought of when coming through the ranks at Elland Road.

Clarke netted a brace for the Black Cats in their 3-0 win away at Queens Park Rangers earlier this week, taking his tally to eight goals and seven assists across all competitions so far this campaign (Transfermarkt).

Watch his two goals at Loftus Road below:


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While this is far from confirmation that Clarke is good enough for the Premier League level, this once again proves that one cannot judge players (particularly youngsters) unless they get a run of starts under their belt to build their confidence. 

I would not be surprised if a couple of Premier League clubs come calling for the 22-year-old within a year or two if he keeps progressing the way he has in the North East.

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