View: Tottenham's on-loan Sunderland winger Jack Clarke must find his level
Tottenham’s on-loan winger Jack Clarke arrived in North London with plenty of high expectations, yet the winger now must find his level.
The winger has been on-loan at Sunderland after a January move and has been given opportunities.
Clarke has featured twelve times for the Blackcats with the majority of the from the outset.
However, the Premier League loanee has managed one goal and two assists to his name.
For a loanee, coming from one of the biggest clubs in the country, this isn’t the most successful of loan spells.
As per Wyscout, Clarke has averaged 0.08 goals and 0.16 assists per 90 during his loan spell.
Sunderland currently reside in League One and with the reputation Clarke has after his time at Leeds in the Championship, he should be performing better than he currently is.
Worryingly for Clarke, his underlying statistics don’t suggest he has been unlucky or is due to have a hot streak.
According to Wyscout, Clarke has expected assists of 0.1 per 90 and expected goals of 0.18.
Essentially, this reads that he will register an assist every ten games and a goal every six to seven games.
This is while he has been in League One.
So what has gone wrong?
Jack Clarke is a classic case of a young player making the move to the Premier League far too early.
Clarke was a regular for Leeds in 2018-19 and sacrificed that for a move to Spurs.
His lack of first-team football, coupled with some unsuccessful loan spells has stalled his seemingly excellent development that was flourishing at Leeds.
Clarke is a prime example to any young player in the EFL to remain where they are, and play as much men’s football as they possibly can.
In other Tottenham news, midfielder Oliver Skipp is ruled out for the rest of the season.