Signing this morning: Stoke finalise Clarke deal - Sources
Tottenham winger Jack Clarke will sign loan terms with Stoke City on Thursday morning, Football Insider can reveal.
The 20-year-old headed to the Championship club on Wednesday evening to start his medical after this site broke the news at 9.30am earlier in the day that Stoke were in advanced talks to sign him.
The loan is being finalised in the coming hours and a Spurs source has told Football Insider that Clarke will then link up with his new teammates in training for the first time.
The Premier League club gave the green light for Clarke to go out after blocking a loan move for him in the last window.
Jose Mourinho and his staff wanted the young forward to develop under their supervision as well as be gradually phased into the first-team squad.
Clarke has made three senior Spurs appearances, two in the Europa League and one in last weekend’s FA Cup win over non-league Marine.
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Now, Tottenham want him to get regular game time in the Championship.
That was something denied Clarke during two frustrating loan spells last season, firstly at former club Leeds United and then at QPR.
Landing a player signed by Tottenham in a potential £13m deal 18 months ago is a major coup for Stoke.
Clarke has attracted interest and offers from clubs across the Championship, including Coventry City and Sheffield Wednesday.
At the Bet365 Stadium, Clarke will link up with recent Stoke arrivals Rhys Norrington-Davies, who has joined on loan from Sheffield United, as well as Rabbi Matondo from Schalke.
As revealed by Football Insider on Monday morning, Stoke have also won the race for Charlton’s Alfie Doughty although that has yet to be announced.