Jack Clarke is hoping to stay at Tottenham and fight for his place next season, according to The Athletic.

The 20-year-old was signed for an eight-figure fee by Mauricio Pochettino two years ago, but has made just three senior appearances – all of which came under Jose Mourinho.

Clarke’s first campaign in north London was split into two unsuccessful loan spells back at Leeds and then Queens Park Rangers, making just one start as part of 10 brief outings.

Following some valuable experience training with Mourinho’s side during the first half of last season, the attacker then got his first taste of regular football for more than two years when he joined Stoke City in January – registering two assists in 14 Championship outings.

However, despite attracting further interest from Nottingham Forest and other second-tier sides, Clarke wants to remain at Tottenham and fight for his place under new boss Santo.

The UEFA Conference League  and League Cup should offer Clarke the opportunity for first-team minutes, but we think that going out on loan to the Championship once again would be far more beneficial.




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