West Ham United, Crystal Palace and Everton are eyeing up a January move for Leeds United’s on-loan star Jack Clarke according to The Express.

The Tottenham Hotspur winger is currently on loan at the Whites but both Spurs and Clarke are frustrated at his lack of first team opportunities and it is reported that several Premier League sides are interested in his services.

Tottenham purchased Clarke for around £10million from Leeds in the summer and immediately loaned him back to the Championship side.

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However the 18-year-old has been restricted to just two appearances in the Carabao Cup this season largely due to EFL rules stating that clubs can only have five on loan players in a matchday squad and due to Leeds having six, Clarke has found himself to be the one missing out.

Leeds United forward Jack Clarke (47) during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Leeds United at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England on 1 December 2018.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is also unhappy at the current situation and with a release clause in his contract, they are considering recalling him back.

If Tottenham do recall Clarke they could look to send him out on loan again in January and fellow Premier League sides Crystal Palace and West Ham, who were both also interested in the player in the summer, are ready to step in.

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Everton, who sold fellow wingers Ademola Lookman and Nikola Vlasic over the summer, are also keen.

Clarke made 25 appearances last season for Marco Bielsa’s side but he is yet to start a Championship game this campaign. The Leeds boss has claimed that Clarke is still in his plans but this has done nothing to ease the youngster’s disappointment.

A move to another Premier League side may work out well for Clarke who is aiming for more regular first team football and with an array of attacking options at Leeds’ disposal it may not prove to be such a huge loss for them.


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