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Tottenham’s Jack Clarke Confirmed to join Sunderland
July 11, 2022
Tottenham Hotspur have reached agreement with Sunderland for the permanent transfer of Jack Clarke. It’s reported that he has signed a four-year contract with Sunderland. He has already completed the first part of his medical, while the second part will be done during Sunderland’s Portugal training camp.
Clarke cost Tottenham £9.5million when he joined them from Leeds in 2019. But as part of the deal, he was loaned straight back to Elland Road for the season. But after further loan stints at QPR, Stoke and then Sunderland last year, Spurs have decided to cut their losses. Clarke made just four appearances for the north London club in total, three coming in the cups. However, his loan stint on Wearside last season convinced the Black Cats to strike a deal for the player, as reported by FI. Clarke impressed under Alex Neil and was a key factor in Sunderland winning the League One play-offs. He also produced a crucial assist for Patrick Roberts’ goal in the semi-final win over Sheffield Wednesday. In all, Clarke made 20 appearances for Sunderland, scoring once and adding four assists in that time. He will also become Sunderland’s third signing of the summer after they also landed Leon Dajaku and Daniel Ballard on permanent deals.
Clarke, who was recently dubbed an ‘eye-catching’ player by Spurs correspondent Alasdair Gold, is now into the final 12 months of his contract in north London, and a permanent move away is the best option for both parties. During his three-year spell at Tottenham, the forward has only made four senior appearances. He spends most of his time playing for the under-21s and failing to make a serious impression on the various managers who have been and gone in the dugout since he came to the club in 2019. It’s easy to imagine that he wouldn’t have been able to force his way into Antonio Conte’s long-term plans, and hopefully his permanent move to Sunderland will give him the big break that he has been striving towards.