Tottenham winger Jack Clarke was a Nottingham Forest target in the summer when Chris Hughton was still in charge of the team.

He was linked with a raid on his former club to sign the speedster who has slipped way down the pecking order at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

It’s uncertain whether Forest retain an interest in Clarke; with Steve Cooper now overseeing first-team affairs.

The recruitment team remains in place though and that could mean the youngster is still on the City Ground radar.

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Clarke in action for Tottenham; Photo; Paul Harding; Getty Images)


If the Reds are still interested they could be set to receive a boost in their quest to land the Tottenham youngster too.

Football League World are reporting that Spurs will let Clarke go on loan in January; with Barnsley, Middlesbrough and Sheffield United all thought to be keen.

The 21-year-old signed for Tottenham in a deal worth around £10 million back in the summer of 2019.

He has spent time on loan with Leeds, QPR and Stoke with limited success; making just four appearances for the Tottenham first team.

Clarke will be desperate to play some regular football in a first-team somewhere. This season he has made 12 appearances for the Under-23 outfit; scoring once and claiming four assists.

Talent: Cooper could get the best out of Clarke at Forest

Whoever Cooper does want to bring to the City Ground in January, Forest fans have to be prepared to trust the manager and the recruitment team.

The Reds head coach has a tremendous history of nurturing young talent and it’s reasonable enough to say that he’s at home when it comes to coaching them.

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Clarke in action for Tottenham; Photo; Paul Harding; Getty Images)

Clarke would represent a risk. It’s been so long since he played regular men’s football that who knows how he would play in the Championship.

He is exciting though and his raw pace would perhaps offer the Reds something which they don’t currently have in their attacking arsenal.

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