Let’s just hope that we can offer him more of a run-out than at his previous club.
The January transfer window is now officially in full swing, having been open for just over a week. And although there haven’t been any coming and goings in West London just yet, it looks as if moves won’t be too far away.
Football Insider revealed earlier in the week that QPR were among a number of clubs that were looking at bringing in Tottenham Hotspur’s Jack Clarke, after the North London side recalled him for a lack of minutes whilst with Leeds United in the first half of the season.
A further report from Football Insider has now revealed that the hierarchy at QPR believe that Mark Warburton’s connections with Spurs will help them lure the 18-year-old ahead of their competitors because “the 57-year-old has a strong reputation for developing young players and has been successful in signing a number of players from Tottenham in recent years.”
Which all sounds very promising on the surface, but every club is different, and who is to say that QPR can offer Clarke the minutes that he didn’t get at Leeds United?
It’s clear that Clarke has some talent despite his age, with two goals and two assists last year in the Championship and enough on top of that making Spurs confident enough to part with up to £11.5m for his services, but he might find it tough to break down the established order at the club.
QPR currently have Eberechi Eze and Bright Osayi-Samuel occupying the wide positions this season in a 4-2-3-1 formation, and as Clarke is naturally a winger.
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So whilst QPR might be confident in bringing him in, making it worth his while is going to be an entirely different prospect when and if he signs on the dotted line.