Paul Robinson has stressed the importance of next season for Jack Clarke and suggested that the Tottenham winger’s development may be best served by another loan move.
The former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that a temporary move to a bottom half Premier League or top Championship club may be best.
The 19-year-old was signed by Spurs in the summer of 2019 in a deal worth up to £13million but spent last season on loan at Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers, but struggled at both.
Clarke, who has three years remaining on his contract in North London, is still to make his first senior competitive appearance for the Lilywhites.
However, he has played a significant part in Jose Mourinho’s side’s preseason for the 2020/21 campaign sparking debate as to whether he will be part of the first team picture this year.
When asked by Football Insider what he believed to be the best course of action for the teenager’s development, Robinson said:
“Jack Clarke needs to start playing regular football.
“When he came back to Leeds he was unfit. He then went back to Spurs under a new manager, was sent out on loan to QPR and that did not work out.
“This is a very important season for him. I cannot see him playing every week but he could play a bit part role.
“He may take another loan to a bottom-half Premier League or top Championship side. Whatever happens it is a really important season for him and his own development.”
In his 35 senior career appearances he has scored two goals and provided two assists in 35 appearances.
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