According to a report by Football Insider, Sunderland have agreed a deal with Tottenham to sign youngster Jack Clarke on loan, with the medical booked for today.
The Lowdown: Clarke struggles for game time
Clarke arrived at Hotspur Way in the summer of 2019, signing from Leeds United in a deal worth £10 million, with further payments subject to clauses.
Since signing, the 21-year-old has been on loan back to Elland Road and to Championship sides QPR and Stoke City. However, he chose to stay at his parent club for the 2021/22 season, having changed his mind about another temporary switch last August.
Clarke has since struggled to make an impact at Tottenham, and as such, he has not featured in a single match-day squad in the Premier League this season.
His only senior involvement came in the embarrassing loss to Pacos de Ferreira in the Europa Conference League qualifying rounds last year.
The Latest: Sunderland agree deal for Clarke
Football Insider have reported from a Stadium of Light source that Sunderland have agreed to take Clarke on loan until the end of the season, with the medical booked for Wednesday morning.
It was previously reported that the Black Cats were interested in the 21-year-old, and it has now been revealed that an agreement has been reached with the North-London side.
The Verdict: Needs to impress
Clarke signed a four-year contract in 2019, so he has just 18 months left on his current deal with the Lilywhites.
Following a number of loans which haven’t proved to be a huge success, it is imperative that the youngster is able to flourish for Sunderland if he is to sign a new contract and stay at Tottenham, or even if he is to secure a good role elsewhere once his current deal expires.
Either way, Clarke will be feeling the pressure to perform – Lee Johnson’s side are sitting second in League One with just two points separating the top four sides. If he can help fire the Wearside outfit to promotion, it could be the springboard he needs to kickstart his senior career.
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