Jack Clarke is fighting to save his Tottenham career, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The young attacker signed for Spurs in 2019 but he has made just a handful of appearances since making the £10m move from Leeds under Mauricio Pochettino.
What’s the latest news involving Clarke?
Clarke’s switch to North London is becoming more and more baffling with every passing week.
The departure of Pochettino less than six months after his arrival didn’t helped his cause to prove himself in the first team, but none of the four managers since his sacking have given him a chance.
Clarke is approaching three years as a Tottenham player but has been restricted to just four substitute outings: three in Europe and one in the FA Cup against Marine last January.
As a result, the 21-year-old is currently out on loan for a fourth time, although this is arguably his most productive having featured in all 11 of Sunderland’s League One games since his January move.
But once Clarke returns from his spell with the third-tier giants, he’ll have just 12 months remaining on his contract, meaning he will have a big decision to make this summer.
What did O’Rourke say about Clarke?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “It’s going to be difficult for Clarke to get himself into the Tottenham team, so it’s a big summer ahead for him and what he decides he wants to do.”
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Is Clarke ever going to get a chance at Tottenham?
With Clarke struggling to get minutes on loan at the likes of Leeds, QPR and Stoke in recent years, it highlights exactly how far he is away from making the grade at Spurs.
This campaign has been another frustrating one for Clarke, who spent the first half essentially as an Under-23s player, which is no good for his development.
Therefore, with this summer representing the final chance for Tottenham to receive a significant fee for his services, leaving the club on a permanent basis in some capacity at the end of the season is surely the best outcome for all parties.
Despite making a couple of appearances under Jose Mourinho and one under Nuno Espirito Santo in Europe back in August, nothing has suggested recently that Clarke is ever going to get a chance to prove himself at Spurs, which should lead to a summer exit.