Birmingham City are edging closer to signing Tottenham winger Jack Clarke on loan, according to the Birmingham Mail.
Clarke joined Spurs from Leeds United last summer but was immediately sent back to Elland Road on loan. After struggling for minutes at his boyhood club, the teenager’s loan was cut short and he spent the second half of the season at QPR – he didn’t fare much better in terms of game time at Loftus Road.
Jose Mourinho used Clarke in Tottenham’s pre-season campaign but it seems he didn’t quite do enough to earn a place in the first-team squad for the coming season. And now the 19-year-old appears to be heading back to the Championship.
The Birmingham Mail claims Birmingham are set to secure a season-long loan for Clarke. Aitor Karanka, who was Mourinho’s assistant at Real Madrid, is the current Blues boss, so it’s likely their relationship played a part in Clarke’s destination.
Spurs fans will hope Clarke gets on the pitch more often than last term and fulfils his potential ahead of a return to north London next summer.