Looks like we’re getting closer.
Although quite what happens when and if the deal is complete, we’ll just have to wait and see.
According to Football Insider, Queens Park Rangers are one step closer to completing the signing of Tottenham Hotspur’s young winger Jack Clarke. The report states that the contract negotiations are ‘close to being finalised’, and that he could make his debut as early as this Saturday when QPR take on his former club Leeds United.
So if things carry on this way, it looks as if Clarke will be in West London by the end of the week. The question then becomes, where does he play and how much game time will he be able to get?
I’ve stated previously that I think it’s going to be hard for him to get significant game time, because of the people he has in front of him in the pecking order at his position, most notably Bright Osayi-Samuel and Eberechi Eze. Now given that the report states that “Spurs have made it plain in negotiations with his various suitors they are keen for him to head to a club where he can secure regular game time”, something is certainly going to have to give when it comes to that department.
Do you see us changing anything major in the team to accommodate Clarke?
Could it be that a change in formation is at hand so that Mark Warburton can accommodate all of them, or will one of the two starters have to sit on the bench, or (as I have also suggested could be the case) will it be a case of one in and one out with the club having to sell a player so that Clarke gets a long run in the first-team?