View: Jack Clarke starts to revive stalled career with stunning start to 2022/23 season at Sunderland
Jack Clarke is beginning to find his feet at Sunderland and is ranked the eighth-best player in the Championship this season, according to ratings by WhoScored.
After joining Tottenham from Leeds United back in 2019, Jack Clarke looked to be an exciting prospect for the north London club.
However, the York-born winger failed to make an impression at Tottenham, and he endured a number of frustrating loan spells at Leeds, QPR and Stoke City before landing in Sunderland, where he made a permanent move this summer for an undisclosed fee.
With the Black Cats looking to settle back in the Championship following their promotion last year, it was hoped that Clarke’s experience in England’s second flight would prove invaluable despite his age.
It’s a plan that has proved to be faultless so far. The 21-year-old has enjoyed a stellar start to the season in the north East, scoring twice and assisting three further times in just eight appearances.
Consequently, Sunderland have soared as high as ninth in the Championship, with Clarke often central to their success.
As a result of his superb performances, Clarke is currently ranked as the eighth best player in the Championship this season according to his WhoScored rating of 7.40.
Having been buried away in Tottenham’s youth academy and not scoring in a professional match for over three years, Clarke’s recovery is a miraculous one – especially for someone whose career looked destined to tail off into irrelevance.
With a four-year deal at the Stadium of Light securing his long-term future, Clarke can now look to build on the foundations he’s laid out in Sunderland and help the club target a Premier League return.
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