West Bromwich Albion are interested in signing Tottenham’s Jack Clarke on a season-long loan, according to the Evening Standard.

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho is understood to be willing to give Clarke a chance to win a place in the squad but may send him out for another season on loan if the youngster isn’t yet up to par.

Mourinho wants more depth in the final third and right-winger Clarke could be a useful player in that area, but there are doubts about his ability compared with the current crop of players competing for places.

West Brom and Brentford are the two teams named as interested in Clarke, and given that Albion were promoted to the Premier League whilst Brentford missed out, the Baggies might be the preferred destination for the hot prospect.

Spurs signed Jack Clarke last summer for £10m but the 19-year-old was instantly loaned back to the club that sold him — Leeds United — on a six-month loan.

Upon returning, Spurs shipped him out again, this time to Queens Park Rangers.

Clarke failed to make much of an impact with either side, playing a total of 10 matches across all competitions and not registering a goal or an assist.

In truth, it’s difficult to see how Clarke would fit into the system under Bilic, and whether or not he would really be that much better than the current options available.


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