Tottenham Hotspur winger Jack Clarke, who was a £10m signing for the club back in 2019, has been linked with a summer loan move to Nottingham Forest.
The 20-year-old’s loan spell with Stoke City was recently cut short due to an Achilles injury. In truth, Clarke endured a disappointing season at the Bet365 Stadium, only registering 14 appearances which makes it his third goalless Championship loan spell in just two seasons.
His two previous loan spells in the second tier were with Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers. Besides managing a handful of appearances, Clarke was unable to establish himself in the first team of either side.
Prior to that, the youngster was a much-hyped teenage prospect on Leeds’s permanent books. Two seasons ago, Clarke managed two goals in 25 appearances which prompted his big money move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Undoubtedly, Clarke’s previous stock will attract a number of Championship suitors, but Forest manager Chris Hughton could have the upper hand when dealing with Spurs as a former player and caretaker manager at the club.
Hughton has been outspoken about his side’s need to bolster their attack this summer with Forest averaging less than one goal per game this campaign.
Although recent seasons may not project Clarke as being the most enticing signing, he is still young and inexperienced with plenty more to come. Frankly, with the talent he displayed at Elland Road, the winger could burst onto the scene at any moment.
With Forest looking ahead to next season, Clarke is the latest in an already long line of potential attacking signings after the club were linked with former player Jamie Paterson earlier this week.