Sunderland set to rekindle interest in 21-year-old

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Promoted Sunderland side have Tottenham Hotspur winger Jack Clarke on their radar again after his loan spell expires, according to a Twitter update from journalist Alan Nixon.

The 21-year-old arrived at the Stadium of Light after failing to establish himself as a first-team regular in the English capital during the first half of the 2021/22 campaign, which sums up what has been a unsuccessful spell for the Spurs player.

He also received mixed reviews for much of his time at Wearside – but answered the call well during the Black Cats’ play-off campaign and played a big part in bringing them back to the Championship for a fourth time.

Recording two goals and four assists in 20 appearances during his time at the Stadium of Light, his most memorable moment arguably came against Sheffield on Wednesday in the second leg of the play-off final as he provided the ball for the crucial equalizer by Patrick Roberts at Hillsborough.

And with these recent promising performances under their belt, Alex Neil’s side are now interested in securing a new deal for their services.

However, it is currently unclear whether another loan move will be sanctioned with the 21-year-old’s contract at Tottenham expiring in 2023, although they face a big loss on the winger after seeing him arrive. for £10m in 2019.

The verdict:

Given the promise he showed towards the end of his spell at Wearside, that should give him plenty of confidence for the summer and beyond and that’s why the Black Cats should be looking to take advantage of it and wrap it up. a new agreement.

He is unlikely to be of much use in the English capital despite potentially having the chance to compete in Europe, so another loan deal could be beneficial for the Wearside side as they potentially look to bring in players with a second level experience.

Clarke already has that under his belt from his time at Leeds United, Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City, so they could do a lot worse than bringing in a player already used to life at the Stadium of Light.

This previous spell means it shouldn’t take too long for him to re-establish himself despite other new faces likely to appear over the coming window, so this is promising news for supporters of the promoted outfit. .

Spurs may want to offload him permanently and that could be an obstacle to another deal – because unless Spurs are willing to let him go for a small fee – that deal may not be possible. Clarke will also have to be realistic in terms of salary demands.

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