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Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of Jack Clarke from Leeds United, their first purchase in over a year.
The 18-year-old winger has been immediately loaned back to the Championship club, where he will spend the entirety of next season.
The BBC claim that the fee for the winger totals around £10m.
Clarke made just four Championship starts last season under Marcelo Bielsa but he will return to Elland Road and attempt to aid the club as they look to win promotion to the Premier League.
He said: “I’m delighted to join Tottenham and in the short term I’ll be giving my all to hopefully help Leeds win promotion.”
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Spurs fans have waited an awfully long time for this.
The last permanent signing the club made came in January 2018, as Lucas Moura joined from PSG.
Clarke, of course, is unlikely to have a similar immediate impact but his acquisition at least shows that Mauricio Pochettino is looking to strengthen his squad.
And that is absolutely needed, despite the club reaching the Champions League final.
More are likely to follow, with Tanguy Ndombele said to be nearing a move to the club, but this is a promising first step from Spurs.
And supporters are likely to savour this feeling for some time, given how long ago they last saw a deal confirmed.