Tottenham winger Jack Clarke may find it difficult to secure a Championship loan move this summer due to his “attitude, according to Noel Whelan.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds forward suggested that Clarke’s displays last season at Leeds and Queens Park Rangers may have put off potential suitors.
The 19-year-old joined Spurs from Leeds last summer for an initial £9.5m before being loaned straight back to Elland Road.
After just one substitute appearance in the league for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, Clarke then joined QPR on loan where he played just six games.
The winger has featured in pre-season games against Ipswich Town and Reading for Spurs.
Asked by Football Insider whether Clarke may struggle to secure another temporary switch, Whelan said: “When you look at your higher end teams they might feel he’s got a point to prove and take that risk.
“It might be a loan until Christmas then maybe take him for the full season.
“I think teams will be reluctant because you’ve got to pay quite a lot of money out for a loan player and that loan player has got to bring something to the party and last year he didn’t.
“So yes, of course teams are going to be sceptical of whether he can find that form that he had at Leeds United before he got sold because he certainly didn’t have it when he came back on loan.
“That is the problem. I don’t think it’s that he doesn’t have the talent, I think it might it be an attitude thing that’s still adjusting because he’s still very young.”
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