By John Wenham

10th Jul, 2022 | 10:29am

Jack Clarke may have joined Sunderland from Tottenham for 'nothing' amid 'huge' claim - expert

Tottenham may be letting Jack Clarke go to Sunderland for “next to nothing” on the condition that a sell-on clause is included in the deal.

That is according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.

On Saturday (9 July) Tottenham announced they had reached an agreement with Sunderland for the permanent transfer of Clarke.

This site broke the news on Friday afternoon (8 July) that the Championship giants had reached an agreement with Tottenham over the permanent signing of the winger and that he had started his medical.

The 21-year-old has also settled a contract with Sunderland which will run until the end of June 2026.

Wenham insists Spurs would be wise to include a “huge” sell-on clause in the deal.

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“I have seen some people quoting ridiculous figures, you have to be realistic,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“He has 12 months left on his contract. For me, Tottenham would be wiser to let him go for next to nothing with the caveat of a huge sell-on clause.

“That way, if he does go and impress and move again, we will see some of that money back. It has happened before.

“Tottenham got 50% on Marcus Edwards when he moves to Vitoria for essentially nothing. So letting Clarke go for nothing would be better than letting him go for a smaller transfer fee without the clause.

“So I hope that is something Tottenham have included because Clarke has a high ceiling.”

Clarke moved to the Stadium of Light on loan for the second half of the 2021-22 campaign.

He impressed under Alex Neil and was a key factor in the club gaining promotion via the League One play-offs.

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