Jack Clarke looks set to remain at Tottenham Hotspur this summer after changing his mind on moving away from the London giants on a temporary basis, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Clarke has found first-team chances hard to come by at Spurs
Despite being regarded as a prodigious young talent within Enfield circles, Clarke has rarely gained an opportunity to stake any sort of claim for a first-team opportunity at the Lilywhites since signing from Leeds United in 2019 [BBC].
Sandwiched between loan spells at former club Leeds, Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City, the 20-year-old has made just four appearances for Spurs in all competitions [Transfermarkt].
Should Clarke leave Spurs on loan this campaign?
The Latest: Clarke has turned his back on a Spurs exit this summer
As relayed by a source close to Tottenham Hotspur at Football Insider, Clarke has turned down the opportunity to move away from N17 this summer, despite holding talks with three clubs over a loan switch.
He will now continue with Spurs’ under-23 set up, whilst playing opportunities at senior level could present themselves in cup competitions such as the Carabao Cup and Europa Conference League.
The Verdict: Clarke U-turn may help with squad depth at Spurs
Lacking depth on the right flank, this news may come actually prove to be a positive turn of events as Tottenham look to fight for silverware on numerous fronts.
Capable of linking attacking passages of play effectively, the York native recorded a passing accuracy of 84.2% for the Lilywhites in 2020/21 [WhoScored].
Moving forward, Spurs could so a lot worse than to integrate Clarke further into the first team squad, giving him a platform to succeed at the elite level.
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