Report: Daniel Levy spent £10m on a player Tottenham coaching staff didn't even want
Tottenham have made some bad signings over the years under various managers and one of the more recent ones was the addition of Leeds winger, Jack Clarke.
Clarke, now 21, signed for Spurs in a deal worth around £10m in 2019. At the time, Clarke was doing well with Leeds and was considered a smart investment by Tottenham. Indeed, Daniel Levy had enjoyed success shopping in the lower leagues before when he’d landed Dele Alli from MK Dons.
However, things haven’t gone too well for Clarke and amid a number of loan spells, he is no closer to the Tottenham first-team than when he first joined.
And according to The Athletic, Clarke is only at Tottenham because Levy himself pushed for a deal to be done against the will of former manager, Mauricio Pochettino. It’s reported that Pochettino had ‘no interest’ in signing Clarke. But backed by some key stats and metrics, Levy convinced himself that Clarke would be a star.
Currently on loan in League One with Sunderland, it might suggest that Levy was wrong on this one.
TBR’s View: Jack Clarke Needs A Permanent Move From Spurs
If he impresses at Sunderland, there is every chance he ends up there anyway. But in general, Clarke probably feels he needs to get out.
Under Antonio Conte, his chances will be even more limited. Unless, of course, he comes back in the summer and somehow manages to make a huge impression on the Italian coach.
Clarke did look to have serious potential while at Leeds. But like so many, it appears to just not have worked.
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