Expert: Jack Clarke set to sign Tottenham double deal
Jack Clarke will sign a new contract at Tottenham this summer before heading out on loan again next season.
That is according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.
Clarke, 21, joined Sunderland on loan in January and has made 19 appearances in all competitions.
He played every minute of the Black Cats’ League One play-off semi-final against Sheffield Wednesday and got the assist for Patrick Roberts’ equaliser in the second leg (9 May) to seal his side’s place in the final.
This came after a fruitful first half of the season with the Spurs Under 23s, in which he scored four goals and registered five assists in 18 games.
Wenham doubts anyone will meet Tottenham’s asking price for Clarke this summer, making another loan the most sensible option.
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“So Clarke is actually out of contract in the summer of 2023,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“So I think what will happen is he will return to us and sign a new one-year extension and he will go out on loan again.
“Maybe this time it will be a Championship club, it would be good to see him move a step higher.
“At this point, no one is going to pay anywhere near what we paid for him so another loan could also boost his value.
“I think that’s the aim at this point. I also don’t think Sunderland will be able to afford him outright but he could rejoin them next season if they go up.”
Spurs signed Clarke in an £11.5million deal from Leeds United in July 2019.
He has made four senior appearances for the club.