Jack Clarke has returned to Tottenham Hotspur from his loan spell at Leeds United with Milwall keen to now take the youngster on loan. The deal would be until the end of the season with Clarke not considered ready for Tottenham’s first team.
Jack Clarke’s loan back to former club Leeds United turned into a nightmare where he barely played any football.
Milwall Keen on Loan Deal for Jack Clarke
Milwall boss Gary Rowett has identified former Leeds United winger Clarke as the type of player he wants to work with. Pace and an eye for goal, the 20-year-old is still highly rated by a number of Championship sides. Derby County, Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest are all considering the loan capture of Clarke.
The problem he faced at Leeds United was that the Yorkshire club were oversubscribed with loan players meaning he was rarely in the matchday squad, let alone getting any minutes on the pitch. For both the player and Tottenham, it became a nightmare scenario. Former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino, identified Clarke as an investment for the future, hoping he would improve under Pochettino’s friend, Leeds boss Marco Bielsa.
This was a situation benefiting none of the parties involved. Thus, Tottenham pulled the plug on the loan deal, recalling Clarke to Tottenham in January.
Gary Rowett On Jack Clarke
Milwall manager expressed his interest in Jack Clarke to London News Online;
“Jack Clarke is the type of player we have an interest in, and the reason we have is because we’re looking for that extra bit of quality but also that type of player who fits into our profile.”
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho wants Clarke to go out on loan but only to a club willing to promise game time. Millwall could help to fulfil the player’s need for game time, whilst gaining the services of a highly rated youngster hungry to impress.