Done Deal: Jack Clarke arrives on loan

Sunderland AFC today announced the arrival of Jack Clarke from Tottenham Hotspur.

The 21-year-old winger has moved to the Stadium of Light on loan until the end of the 2021-22 season.

A Leeds United academy graduate, Clarke made his senior debut for the Whites in October 2018 and he was named the club’s Young Player of the Year following a breakthrough 2018-19 campaign.

The England Under-20 international moved to Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee in July 2019, signing a four-year contract at White Hart Lane before returning to Elland Road on loan.

Clarke spent the second part of the 2019-20 season at Queens Park Rangers before making his Spurs debut for Jose Mourinho’s side in a 3-0 UEFA Europa League victory over Austrian Football Bundesliga side LASK.

The versatile forward, who can operate on either flank or centrally, joined Stoke City on loan in January 2021 and played 14 times for the Potters before injury brought a premature end to his campaign.

Clarke returned to action for Spurs’ Under-21 side earlier this season and has registered three goals in his last four games, whilst also featuring for the North Londoners’ senior outfit in the UEFA Europa Conference League.

The winger said: “I can't wait to get started. I'm from this part of the world, so I know this is a massive club and what it means to the fans. I'm looking forward to playing at the Stadium of Light and the prospect of being part of the team that takes the club back to the Championship. I want to help the team as much as possible, whether that's goals or assists, and ensure we reach that end goal."

Lee Johnson added: “Jack is a talented player and having followed his progress over the past few years, I feel like he’s really grown on the pitch throughout the past six months and found a maturity to pair with that talent. The competition for places in our final third is strong and we want to be able to change games as we move into the back end of the season. Jack understands that this is a big club with a lot to play for, but he wants to be an influential player for us and help to ensure we have a successful end to the season.”

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