According to Football Insider, Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City are looking to sign Tottenham Hotspur winger Jack Clarke on loan in January.
The speedy wide player has barely featured for the Tottenham first-team since joining the North London club from Leeds United in a £10 million deal in 2019.
Clarke, 20, burst onto the scene at Elland Road in the 2018-19 campaign.
The youngster produced a fabulous display in the 2-0 victory over Derby County days after the infamous ‘Spygate’ incident, with Bielsa singing his praises (BBC).
“Jack Clarke gave enthusiasm to the team. When I first saw him, I thought he was a good player, but I didn’t think he would have quite the same influence he is showing now. He made an important contribution.”
But since Clarke’s move to Spurs, his progress has been stunted somewhat.
The England U21 international returned to Leeds on loan for 2019-20 but barely played, prompting a recall in January followed by another loan at Queens Park Rangers.
Now, Football Insider claim Wednesday and Stoke City want him.
The Potters are pushing of the playoffs this season and manager Michael O’Neill may be on the lookout for added quality in January to help push them over the line.
Wednesday, meanwhile, remain the Championship relegation zone.
Recently departed manager Tony Pulis spoke of the need for more creativity out wide, and it’s an area the Owls must address in the upcoming transfer window.
Clarke could offer Wednesday plenty of pace and penetration on the counter. If finances are tight, free transfers or top-quality loan opportunities could be their best bet going forwards.