Tottenham Hotspurs make Jack Clarke sign for the first time in 18 months
LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur has completed his transfer drought with the capture of 18-year-old winger Jack Clarke of Leeds for an undisclosed four-year contract.
However, Clarke will spend the 2019-20 season back in Leeds on loan to help them in their bid to finally win promotion to the top flight of English football.
Clarke becomes the first signing done by Mauricio Pochettino The finalists of the Champions League since Lucas Moura joined from Paris Saint-Germain in January 2018.
I am delighted to join Tottenham and in the short term I will give everything to help Leeds with the promotion, Clarke told the Spurs website.
Clarke only made his senior debut in October, but impressed enough to be named the young player of the season in Leeds.
He made 25 appearances in the last period, 20 as a substitute, and scored twice when Marcelo Bielsa's team reached the semifinals of the Championship play-off.
The Spurs are also approaching a record contract of £ 65 million ($ 82 million) to sign Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, according to reports.