The Evening Standard have claimed that West Bromwich Albion are interested in signing out-of-favour Tottenham Hotspur winger Jack Clarke this summer – though Jose Mourinho is keen to offer Clarke a chance to prove himself.
Clarke, 19, joined Tottenham for £10million (Standard) last summer after shining for Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United during 2018-19. Clocking up 25 appearances – only four of which were starts – Clarke scored two and created two.
That convinced Tottenham to sign the England Under-20 ace and loan him back to Leeds. But Clarke was afforded just three outings during the first half of the 2019-20 campaign – and that saw Spurs send him to QPR in January.
Just seven QPR outings followed during the second half of the season. It means Clarke has played just 10 times, but that has not stopped West Brom from making their interest in the winger known.
TBR’s view – Would Clarke get enough game time at West Brom?
Struggling at Leeds – who finished above West Brom in first place – and QPR last season, Clarke is likely to go out on loan even after being given another chance by Mourinho. So, is West Brom the right move?
Lacking in game time at two Championship clubs last season is hardly going to see Clarke become a regular at a Premier League side in West Brom. Perhaps as a first reserve, West Brom is a good move.
But Clarke needs to join a side where he starts week in, week out. Plenty of Championship clubs can offer that.