Winger    2019-2022


Full name : –  Jack Raymond CLARKE

Born on 23rd November 2000 in York, North Yorkshire, England.

Height :  1.81m  (5′ 11″)

Weight :   -kg  (-st  -lbs)


Young prodigy Jack Clarke was signed by Spurs as a 18 year old with the hope that he would turn into a Premier League player.

Clarke signed with the Leeds United Academy in 2009, quickly impressing the staff as he moved through the age groups to sign a 2-year scholarship in 2017.  He almost got a break in the first team that year, but wary of exposing him to the attention of bigger clubs, Leeds kept him in the Youth teams until he signed on professional terms the day after he turned 17.

Developing a reputation as a speedy wide man who had the ability to score goals, he came to the attention of Spurs, who pursued the 19 year old as one for the future, who cost them £10 million.  It was widely reported at the time that the signing was made by Daniel Levy with an eye to turning a profit later, while it was said that Clarke was a player that Mauricio Pochettino didn’t want.  Maybe it was no surprise that Jack was immediately loaned back to his old club for the 2019-2020 season, during which Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa failed to utilise him until the end of the year and Spurs recalled him, as he was wasting his time at Elland Road, when he needed to be playing.  Returning to Tottenham in December, a loan at QPR was arranged for the remainder of the season, but Jack fared little better there, with only seven games that he took part in.

During the first half of the 2020-2021 season, Clarke returned to Tottenham and made his debut under Jose Mourinho as a substitute in a 3-0 home Europa League Group game that Tottenham were comfortable 3-0 winners.  Without much hope of forcing his way into the starting line-up, he was on his way again with a six month loan to Stoke City of the Championship.  The winger had a bit more success at the Britannia Stadium, making 14 appearances for the Potters before suffering an Achilles tendon injury at the beginning of April. 

He had racked up a number of Premier League 2 appearances for the Spurs Under-23s and another Europa League appearance looked as though he might be able to make his way into matchday squads, but with players coming into the club in January, he was allowed to leave for a loan at Sunderland in League One.  It seemed like Clarke had found a home with 20 games under his belt and one goal, as he helped the Black Cats to promotion via the play-offs and it was little surprise that Tottenham agreed a deal to let him join the Wearside club in July 2022 for a four year deal worth £10 million to Spurs if certain conditions were met.

It might have been a case of making the move too soon, but, despite his slight frame, there were always stories coming out of Hotspur Way that he was the fastest player at the club, with close season videos of him training through the summer to improve his fitness.  There may have been a lack of confidence making the step up to the Premier League, as he was always on the periphery of his games on loan and often in the Under-23s, but it is hoped that he can find his form at Sunderland, even though it didn’t work out for him at Tottenham.



Career Record

Club Signed Fee  Debut Apps Goals
Leeds United 2017   6th October 2018  v  Brentford (Championship)  (Home)   Drew 1-1  (as a sub) 4 (+20 as a sub) 2
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2nd July 2019 £10,000,000   22nd October 2020 v  LASK  (Europa League)  (as a sub) (Home) Won  3-0 0 (+4 as a sub) 0
Leeds United 2nd July 2019 Loan   13th August 2019  v  Salford City (League Cup) (away)  Won 3-0 2 (+1 as a sub) 0
Queens Park Rangers 16th January 2020 Loan   18th January 2020  v Leeds United  (Championship) (home)  Won 1-0   (as a sub) 1 (+6 as a sub) 0
Stoke City 14th January 2020 Loan   ??? 6 (+8 as a sub) 0
Sunderland 26th January 2022 Loan ??? 11 (+9 as a sub) 1
Sunderland 9th July 2022 £10,000,000 ??? 0 0


Tottenham Hotspur career
0 League appearances; 0 goals
 0 (1 as a sub) FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
 0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
 0 (3 as a sub) European appearances; 0 goals

Honours  (as of 11.07.2022)
England international

6 Under-20 caps; 1 goal

Young Player of the Year  2018-2019  (Leeds United)


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