Stoke City, Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry City are in the hunt to sign Jack Clarke on loan from Tottenham next month, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The Championship trio have been put on red alert after Spurs decided last week, as first revealed by this site, to allow Clarke to head out on a new loan in the upcoming transfer window.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Stoke, Wednesday and Coventry all regard Clarke as a big talent capable of making an impact in the second half of this season.
Spurs expect Clarke to once again drop down a division after spells at Leeds United and QPR last season.
The Premier League giants blocked a temporary exit for the York-born ace in the summer window as they wanted him to continue his development under the eyes of their coaching staff.
There were also worries about how much playing time he would get on loan after his difficult spells with Leeds and QPR last season.
Clarke made just one appearance for Leeds in the first half of the season before playing six times for QPR after making the switch across London in January.
The season before, he had emerged as a key player for Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds side where his fine form earned him a move to Spurs worth a potential £13million if all add-ons are activated.
Clarke has made two appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side in the Europa League but has failed to make a Premier League matchday squad.
He has also netted twice and provided one assist in eight games for Tottenham Under-23s in Premier League 2.