Writing on Instagram, Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that winger Jack Clarke has joined Stoke City on loan for the rest of the season – despite previous reports suggesting he would stay with Spurs to learn from the likes of Gareth Bale.
Indeed, reliable Spurs correspondent Alasdair Gold once shared that Spurs were keen on keeping Clarke in north London given their potential need for squad depth and the fact he could develop his game more in training alongside names like Bale at Hotspur Way.
Daniel Levy even apparently rebuffed loan moves for Clarke over the summer for this reason, with the Lilywhites once keen to nurture him at the club without needing a temporary exit.
However, in a U-turn from Levy and Jose Mourinho, the Englishman has now completed a move to Stoke City as the Lilywhites announce this news on Instagram.
Kevin Campbell, speaking to Football Insider before the announcement, claimed this is ‘great’ news for the 20-year-old, Spurs and the Potters alike – with this development now confirmed after it broke in the press shortly beforehand.
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Campbell also described it as a ‘clever addition‘ for Stoke, and Tottenham fans will be hoping that this drop down to the Championship will continue to further his development as they look to see a star breakthrough in the next few seasons.
Only time will tell whether Spurs recuperate the considerable investment in signing Clarke with future performances, but with no game time guaranteed, he has now joined Stoke in an effort to develop.
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