QPR are one of a number of teams after Jack Clarke in this transfer window, however, the player would allegedly prefer to stay up north.
Football Insider have previously reported that the club are confident that they could sign the player on loan for the rest of the campaign, but that move could well now be in jeopardy.
The outlet claims that they are joined by a number of Championship clubs – including Middlesbrough, Fulham, Swansea City, Derby County and Millwall – who are interested in the 19-year-old’s services.
They claim that QPR are in the driver’s seat to sign him due to Mark Warburton’s positive relationship with Spurs and his impressive reputation for developing young players.
Luke Amos is currently on loan from Tottenham, and Warburton also had Dominic Ball and Nathan Oduwa temporarily from them when he was managing Glasgow Rangers.
However, London Football News state that despite these claims, Clarke would simply prefer to stay north, and has indicated that he would fancy a move to Derby County.
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Despite this, the North London club would prefer the youngster to go on loan to a London-based club so that he can adjust to living in the big smoke, however, he would rather stay closer to his family at this moment in time.
With Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest also keen, that could potentially leave those clubs in a good position to sign him too.
Signing Jack Clarke could definitely add some more depth to this team, however, considering that Spurs want assurances over the amount of game time he is going to have, then that could end up causing problems for Warburton’s selection.
QPR have hit some serious form over the past two games, and a big part of that has been the problems Eberechi Eze and Bright Osayi-Samuel have been causing on the wings in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Obviously, a commitment to playing Jack Clarke will mean one of those two have to sit out – which could be a possibility if Eze leaves the club – however, if he doesn’t then this shouldn’t be too harmful to the Rs.