West Brom want to sign Tottenham attacker Jack Clarke on loan this summer, according to the London Evening Standard.
The newspaper claims on their website that Fulham and Brentford are also interested in the 19-year-old attacker, who spent last season on loan at both Leeds and QPR.
Spurs signed Clarke from Leeds last summer in a deal worth £10million but instantly sent him back on loan to Elland Road.
It should’ve been a season-long stay in West Yorkshire but Clarke’s loan was terminated in the winter after appearing just once in the Championship for Marcelo Bielsa.
Clarke’s loan spell at QPR wasn’t much more fruitful as he played just seven times for the West London outfit.
Albion need to sign several new players this summer in order to get the squad up to scratch for the Premier League and the winger area is one that needs bolstering.
As it stands, Grady Dianagana and Callum Robinson are no longer West Brom players after their loan spells ended so additions are needed on the left-hand side of the attack.
Clarke can play on both wings so he could be a good addition to add some strength in depth but ultimately, if you’ve struggled to get into a mid-table QPR starting line-up, what chance do you have in the Premier League?
We would rather see Slaven Bilic use one of his two Premier League loan slots to sign someone who has top-flight experience.
The Evening Standard adds that Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho will make a decision on Clarke’s future during pre-season training as he does want to hand him the chance to get a spot in his first-team squad.
But we just can’t see how Clarke would be able to prove himself among such a talented bunch of players.
Another season in the Championship, starting most weeks, is going to be a lot more beneficial for Clarke and Spurs than it would him spending every week on the bench at Albion.
In other West Brom news, Albion are set to bid £7.2million for this international attacker.