Jack Clarke is likely to be recalled from his loan spell at Leeds United by Tottenham in January, according to Sky Sports.
Clarke signed for Spurs in the summer but immediately re-joined his boyhood club Leeds on a season-long loan. At the time, the deal looked like it made sense for all parties. Clarke would continue his development under a top manager in Marcelo Bielsa, gaining the required experience to play a part for his parent club next term.
However, the reality has been much different. The 19-year-old has played just 19 minutes of Championship football this season, making a total of three appearances for the Leeds first-team in all competitions.
As a result, Sky Sports claim Tottenham intend to recall Clarke in the January transfer window. The teenager will then be assessed to see if he can join up with the first-team squad. If not, he will probably go back out on loan, perhaps to another Championship side.
Clarke could provide cover for Lucas Moura on Spurs’ right flank, but we think it would be better if he gained more experience in the second tier.