A transfer update has emerged on Sunderland and their interest in Tottenham winger Jack Clarke…
According to Football Insider, the Black Cats are eyeing up a potential swoop to sign the attacker before the window slams shut next week.
The report claims that Spurs have given him the green light to head out on loan and Sunderland are one of a number of teams showing interest in his services, having made an approach to bring him in.
Lee Johnson could land a new wing wizard by securing a loan deal for Clarke in the coming days as he could be a fine addition to the squad.
The 21-year-old has not been able to kick on since joining Spurs from Leeds and a move to League One could be his chance to make a breakthrough at senior level and impress on a regular basis. He has the raw qualities to be an excellent player for the Black Cats and could be the next Aiden McGeady on the wing.
He has been restricted to youth team outings of late, with four goals and two assists in his last eight academy matches for Spurs. This is after he made played 14 times in the Championship on loan to Stoke last season, joining Spurs after making 25 appearances for the Lillywhites in the second tier.
Former Leeds man Noel Whelan was effusive in his praise of Clarke prior to the player’s move to Tottenham, saying:
“He’s quite a player, he really is. At the minute I would say he’s better as an impact player, coming off the bench second half when teams are a little bit tired.
“He has got a great ability to glide past players. I don’t think I’ve seen a winger really as talented as that, where it looks effortless, just to take somebody on and he really does get you on the edge of your seat, he’s one of those exciting players.
“He’s only going to get better but once again a player we can only enjoy if we go into the Premier League because there’s teams sniffing around him.”
This provides an insight into the type of player he is as he likes to beat defenders and make things happen. McGeady is a player who has a similar style, with the Irishman holding a career average of 3.1 key passes and dribbles per game, whilst he also has his own signature skill move – the McGeady spin.
Therefore, Clarke could come in and be the club’s McGeady 2.0 if he is able to find his feet and fulfil his potential under Johnson’s management. The Black Cats must now work hard to ensure that they are able to win the race for the wing wizard’s signature.