Jack Clarke is a forgotten player at Tottenham that is returning from a season out on loan and he’s no closer yet into forcing his way into first-team plans.
Spurs signed the English attacker from Leeds United for £10million (BBC) back in July 2019 and a deal was agreed for him to stay at Elland Road for the season on loan.
But the winger played just three senior games during the first half of the campaign, before switching to Championship rivals QPR on loan for the second half.
He played just seven matches for QPR, with his only start coming in the FA Cup fourth round.
Spurs signed Clarke as someone that was massively rated at Leeds and a player with a big future ahead, but his development in the past 12 months hasn’t quite gone as far as they might have hoped.
The 19-year-old is a dazzling wide player that is a great dribbler and he’s been involved in the England youth teams, but needs to try make an impact now properly in senior club football.
Jose Mourinho’s team have a puzzle to solve over the summer when it comes to Clarke, as there is little point him spending time sat on the bench in the Championship and they must learn from that mistake.
It could be worth sending him over to Scotland or perhaps a side down the bottom of the Championship, but wherever it is there has to be guarantees about his game-time.
Clarke is a £10million youngster that may still be a bargain further down the line, but he is entering the crucial years where first-team minutes are everything.