Celtic are on the verge of completing transfer move for Tottenham Hotspur’s winger Jack Clarke.
The Glasgow club has been linked with transfer move many talents this ongoing transfer window but appears they will kickstart their business this window with the signing of the Spurs man.
Celtic’s move for Clarke has been deemed “great signing” and has encouraged the club to see to his signing.
Clarke spent the first half of the season on loan at former club Leeds United, but was recalled back to his parent team by Jose Mourinho.
The BBC pundit when asked whether or not he believed a move for Clarke would be beneficial for his development Celtic replied:
“I think he’d be a great signing. When he was at Leeds I was really impressed, for one so young to put in performances like that was brilliant, and then to get the move”.
“After that it didn’t quite work out for whatever reason, he didn’t get a lot of game time. He’s so young, still to find his feet, he’s got time and I think a move like that, playing in front of a big crowd, European nights – it would be brilliant for him”.
“It would be great moving forward – I know there’s a lot of people interested, especially in the Championship. It just depends on where his head’s at and does he want to move up to Scotland”.
Despite the club move for Clarke tagged as “great signing”, it may be too late if Celtic want to move for Clarke as report says Queens Park Rangers have sealed a deal for the winger to spend the second half of the season at Loftus Road.
Also, for all the promise that Clarke has, Parkhead is not the place for a youngster struggling for form, particularly in such a tight, highly pressurised, league campaign and with so many established players in the position that he plays.
With Neil Lennon able to call on James Forrest, Ryan Christie, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Mikey Johnston in the wide areas, it is unlikely that Clarke would see much more action than he is at present and would do little to further his development.