Tottenham starlet Jack Clarke could go out on loan again next season, according to Football London. The winger was linked with Forest previously and could he become a summer target?
The talented performer was linked to the City Ground in January but headed for Stoke City instead.
He knuckled down at the Bet365 Stadium and showcased his talents to the club before injury cruelly robbed him of more games.
Clarke is now back at Tottenham after featuring 14 times for the Potters since checking in during the last transfer window.
He registered two assists for the club but was largely impressive for Michael O’Neill’s team and does look set for a big future.
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Clarke is thought to have impressed Mourinho, according to Football London, but it does seem as though another loan spell beckons.
The 20-year-old signed for Tottenham for £10 million from Leeds United. His form during 2018/19 prompted the Premier League outfit to snap up the talent.
It’s fair to say he’s struggled to replicate his Leeds form since leaving Elland Road.
A loan spell with QPR didn’t prove successful during the second half of last season but he is highly-rated.
Forest could find themselves in the market for another winger during the summer.
Sammy Ameobi is out of contract and Anthony Knockaert looks likely to return to Fulham at the end of his loan.
That would leave Alex Mighten, Joe Lolley and the returning Brennan Johnson to compete for the places out wide.
Chris Hughton might choose to go for someone more experienced than Clarke but his ability to play on both sides could make him an attractive option.
Forest have enjoyed some success with the Premier League loan market with Manchester United prospect James Garner.
It could be a strategy maintained by the Reds going into next season – and why not?
Clarke started to get back to his best at Stoke and that bodes well for whichever club takes a punt on him next.
He is quick, boasts an array of skill and could possess the creative spark that Forest have perhaps lacked at times this season.
As a result, Clarke might be an option for the Reds to consider when the transfer window reopens.