Today marks the 511th day that Tottenham Hotspur last signed a player to the senior squad. I only bring up that painful number because it looks like the streak is about to die a horrible death.
Phil Hay, who is the Leeds United beat writer for the Yorkshire Evening Post, is stating that the deal for Leeds United winger Jack Clarke is done and dusted. Clarke has reported to north London for a medical.
Jack Clarke to Spurs about to happen. He’s in London for a medical. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) June 26, 2019
up front fee is in the region of £10m. Deal includes sell-on clause and Leeds will have first option to loan him back if Spurs decide to send him out at any stage. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) June 26, 2019
Clarke is the very definition of a lottery ticket transfer. He’s only 18-years-old but was a bright player for Leeds last season in the Championship. He’s a big kid at 1,91m (6’3”) and has a high ceiling. Spurs were looking to bolster the attack without spending a lot of money, and it appears Clarke was their guy all along.
£10m with a sell-on clause is a good bit of business for an English teenager. He won’t be called upon immediately and Leeds will have the first option of a loan if Spurs decide to send him out.
Clarke played 894 minutes in 25 appearances across all competitions, but that’s not counting youth involvement as he was getting playing time there as well. He is a versatile winger, who can play on either flank, and with the Pochettino touch he may be able to take the next step in his career sooner rather than later.
Expect this one to be announced soon.