Millwall manager Gary Rowett has confirmed that the club are interested in signing Jack Clarke from Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window, per London News Online.
Spurs have recalled the winger from his loan spell at Leeds United after he failed to work his way into Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team.
The 19-year-old managed just 19 minutes of Championship action at Elland Road, with his other two appearances coming in the EFL Cup against Salford City and Stoke City.
And Rowett says that his side, who are currently seventh in the second-tier, are hoping to do a deal for the teenager.
He said: “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.
“But we have made lots of enquiries for lots of good players. I’m sure there will be many other links over the next couple of weeks.
“What I will say is that in these types of deals there are a lot of other clubs in for the same sort of players.”
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If Millwall want to jump to the head of the queue, they need to promise Spurs that he is going to play.
Featuring regularly at Championship level is intrinsic to the youngster’s development.
He did not manage to do that at Elland Road so if the Lions are to acquire his signature, they need to guarantee that he will be receiving first-team minutes.
Of course, the club are attempting to make the jump to the Premier League and are just a point off the play-offs.
It remains to be seen if Clarke would fit in to that chase but bringing him in could well give them an extra edge going into the second half of the season – this is a 19-year-old talent who works with England’s U20s and has already proved he can score and assist in the Championship.
He has to be given the opportunity to have an impact, however.
Meanwhile, Spurs fans have told Daniel Levy to do one thing in the January transfer window.