Tottenham transfer news: Jack Clarke agrees four-year deal to quit Spurs and join EFL club

Tottenham player Jack Clarke

Jack Clarke is reportedly signing a four-year contract with Sunderland after agreeing personal terms with the Championship outfit.

Football Insider revealed on Friday that the Black Cats had reached an agreement with Spurs over a deal for the winger and that his medical was already underway.

And the 21-year-old is said to have agreed a contract that will run until June 2026.

He has already completed the first part of his medical, while the second part will be done during Sunderland’s Portugal training camp.

Clarke cost Tottenham £9.5million when he joined them from Leeds in 2019. But as part of the deal he was loaned straight back to Elland Road for the season.

But after further loan stints at QPR, Stoke and then Sunderland last year, Spurs have decided to cut their losses.

Clarke made just four appearances for the north London club in total, three coming in the cups.

However, his loan stint on Wearside last season convinced the Black Cats to strike a deal for the player, as reported by FI.

Clarke impressed under Alex Neil and was a key factor in Sunderland winning the League One play-offs.

He also produced a crucial assist for Patrick Roberts’ goal in the semi-final win over Sheffield Wednesday.

In all, Clarke made 20 appearances for Sunderland, scoring once and adding four assists in that time.

He will also become Sunderland’s third signing of the summer after they also landed Leon Dajaku and Daniel Ballard on permanent deals.

Spence chase takes a turn

Meanwhile, Tottenham have growing frustrations over their transfer pursuit of Middlesbrough full-back Djed Spence, a report has claimed.

Spurs have enjoyed an impressive summer transfer window so far, but boss Antonio Conte has more work to do. Despite additions in midfield, defence and attack, wing-back remains a concern.

Tottenham have added Ivan Perisic and the Croatian, who won Serie A with Conte in 2021, will prove a valuable asset.

However, right wing-back remains one of Tottenham‘s unresolved transfer needs.

And Boro full-back Spence is Conte’s top target. The 21-year-old impressed on loan at Nottingham Forest last season, proving a major driving force in their Premier League promotion.

Previous reports detailed how Tottenham believed they were close to wrapping up a £20million deal for Spence. Indeed, Spurs reportedly hoped to be able to give him a place on their pre-season tour in South Korea.

According to the Evening Standard, though, there is ‘no prospect’ of Spence linking up with Spurs before that deadline.

Tottenham and Middlesbrough are ‘continuing negotiations’ but are ‘locked in talks’ as they try to seek a resolution.

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