Tottenham Hotspur is set to receive a significant cash influx from a transfer deal involving a forgotten wonderkid who never played for the club in the Premier League.
In the January transfer window, Tottenham wasted no time in making two new signings. The first was Germany international forward Timo Werner on loan from RB Leipzig. The second was defender Radu Dragusin from Serie A side Genoa.
Tottenham signed winger Jack Clarke from Leeds United in 2019 for £10 million. However, Clarke failed to make an impact in the capital, only making four appearances in cup competitions. He had loan spells with Leeds, QPR, and Stoke before joining Sunderland in the second half of the 2021/22 season.
Since joining Sunderland, Clarke has rediscovered his form and played a crucial role in their success. He helped them win the League One play-offs and had a great season last year as Sunderland reached the Championship play-offs. In the current campaign, Clarke has scored 12 goals and provided two assists, attracting interest from five Premier League clubs.
Tottenham will be closely monitoring Clarke's situation as speculation grows that Sunderland will accept a £20 million offer for the winger. Despite selling him for just £750,000, Tottenham included a 25% sell-on clause in the deal. This means that they could receive £5 million if Clarke is sold for the reported figure.