Jack Clarke could return to Tottenham from Leeds United in January and join another club on loan, according to Football Insider.

Clarke joined Spurs on the same day as record signing Tanguy Ndombele arrived from Lyon but was sent straight back to Leeds on a season-long loan. However, he is yet to play a single minute of Championship football this term with Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa preferring other options.

As a result, there has been talk of Tottenham triggering a clause to recall Clarke in the January transfer window if his game time does not improve. And now, the Londoners have apparently held talks with Leeds about doing exactly that.

Football Insider claims the two clubs have discussed the possibility of Clarke returning to Spurs, who then plan to send the 18-year-old back out on loan to another club. It’s likely he would join a team lower down in the Championship, where he would be more likely to be given regular minutes.

Given Tottenham’s current form, Mauricio Pochettino might see using Clarke as a player who could freshen up his attack. But considering the fact Bielsa doesn’t think the teenager is ready to start Championship matches, he’s unlikely to become a first-team player for Spurs any time soon.



  1. Bielsa hasn’t played Clarke because he’s throwing his toys out of the pram & taking it out on the lad for signing for spurs last season..


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