Danny Mills has urged Jack Clarke to seek an exit from Tottenham before the domestic window shuts on 16 October.
The former Leeds and Manchester City defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested that the 19-year-old pursued a “big move” too early in his career.
Clarke produced an impressive display for the Lilywhites Under-23 side last weekend, scoring in a 2-1 victory over Southampton in Premier League 2.
Spurs signed the winger in a £10million deal for Leeds United last summer with the player immediately loaned back to Elland Road.
However, the move did not work out with Clarke spending the second half of the 2019/20 campaign at QPR where he made seven appearances.
When asked by Football Insider if another loan move could be beneficial for the teenager, Mills said: “To go from first-team football to Under-23 football is not great.
“Sometimes players move too soon and they can be too quick to leave a club where they are progressing and developing at. They are too quick to pursue the ‘big move’ and it is not always the right step for them and I think that is the case with Jack Clarke.
“If I was him I would look for a loan move before the window shuts.”
First team opportunities will likely be difficult to come by with the wealth of attacking talent currently at Jose Mourinho’s disposal.
The domestic transfer window does not shut until 16 October so Clarke could still make a move away for the London club.
In other Tottenham news, Michael Brown raves about Daniel Levy after latest signing is confirmed.