The January transfer window brings rumours every day, and one deal that looks like getting over the line soon is the QPR loan signing of young winger Jack Clarke.
The 19-year-old is currently on the books of Tottenham Hotspur having been recalled from his loan spell at Leeds United, where he failed to make an impact during the first half of the season, and Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho looks likely to send the youngster out for more senior experience.
Clarke signed for Tottenham in the summer after his breakthrough season with Leeds, in which he scored two goals in 26 games across all competitions, but he failed to impress under Marcelo Bielsa in his second season.
Mark Warburton has taken advantage of the contacts he already has at Tottenham however and appears to have swooped in for the forward to try and bring him to The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium for the second half of the season.
The loan deal for Clarke may only be for the next few months, however it could be a beneficial one for all parties involved if QPR land the man that they are targeting.
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The winger would be able to hone his skills within senior football if he was handed the opportunity to feature regularly for Warburton’s side, something which QPR may be able to afford him with their current options.
Clarke would be linking up with a forward line that is already strong as it contains the likes of Eberechi Eze and Ilias Chair, but Clarke would provide another option who is able to run at the defence and be direct, forcing the opposition to get deeper and deeper as they are forced to retreat towards their own box.
The young talent would be gaining the senior experience on a regular basis that would stand him in good stead for the future, something that Bielsa and Leeds couldn’t guarantee him despite Clarke having impressed on the Championship stage last season.
The winger would work well with the forwards around him such as Chair, Eze and Nahki Wells, and his ability on the ball would help to propel the Hoops up the table if he was to find himself pulling on the QPR shirt.
Tottenham will also believe that QPR is the ideal destination for them to send Clarke, as it means he remains close to his parent club as well as allowing him to settle into London for the first time since signing from Leeds.
Clarke would be given the regular football that he warrants under Warburton, and the move would be beneficial for all parties involved as Tottenham aim to develop Clarke the right way.