'Be very careful' - Robinson issues warning to Spurs player as potential January move reported
Paul Robinson has warned Tottenham winger Jack Clarke to choose his next move wisely after his return from Leeds United this month.
The former Leeds and Spurs goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the 19-year-old needs to be careful he makes the right decision should he choose to leave north London.
Clarke saw his loan at Elland Road cut short after struggling for game time at his old club, Sky Sports reporting that Millwall, Stoke City, QPR and Middlesbrough are chasing his capture this month.
With no first-team football under his belt for Spurs, Robinson insists the youngster must pick his next destination carefully to ensure his development does not stall after a bright start to professional football.
“I think he has to be very careful of his next move and he has to make a calculated move,” Robinson told Football Insider.
“I don’t think moving for the sake of moving would be to his benefit if it ends up the same way it did at Leeds. He wasn’t playing, he wasn’t getting game time.
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“If it’s a move where it’s guaranteed football between now and the end of the season, it could be a good move for him. If not, it depends what the player’s thinking.
“If the player wants to stay with the new manager, play with the new players every day, get under the new manager’s nose and let him have a look at him.
“He’s a Tottenham player, he’s had experience in the Championship, Spurs have obviously seen something in him to buy him so why not be part of the Tottenham squad between now and the end of the season.
“I don’t think there’s any rush for him to go back out on loan.”
Clarke played just three times for Leeds after returning to the club on loan, having played his way to a permanent move to Spurs last summer.