Following the report that Celtic have agreed on a deal to let Lewis Morgan join David Beckham’s Inter Miami club in £300,000 deal, the Hoops have wasted no time in getting a replacement with reports from Football Insider claiming they have made a move to sign Tottenham Hotspur winger Jack Clarke.
The Scottish champions have learned that the Premier League side will be offloading the 19-year-old this month, and now Celtic have come in to join the number of suitors for the youngster signature.
Having spent the first half of the season with Leeds United in the Championship, returning to Elland Road on loan after signing for Spurs from the Whites in the summer for around £10million, according to BBC Sport.
Clarke only made three appearances in all competitions for Marcelo Bielsa’s side however, Jose Mourinho decided to bring him back to London in late December.
Football Insider report that Tottenham wants to loan out Clarke again this month and Celtic have approached in a bid to jump to the front of the queue.
However, Celtic will face competition from several Championship clubs for Clark’s service, with reports earlier this week that says the likes QPR, Derby County and Millwall are all leading the chase to sign Clarke on a short-term basis, while Swansea, Fulham, Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest are all also keen.
Should the Hoops sign Jack Clarke, the club would certainly increase their squad depth from the width, with Flaming Hairdryer reporting that Lewis Morgan is on the verge of joining Inter Miami, while Scott Sinclair signed for Preston earlier this week.
Clarke, who was formerly described as being a player who makes the difference “every time he plays” by Leeds boss Bielsa, possesses bags of potential to be a standout in the Scottish Premiership.
Clarke is a player that comes with a bonus as he can play on either wing or be played as a striker if required. Such versatility could see him becoming an integral cog for Neil Lennon for the remainder of the season.
Celtic, who have won the Scottish Premiership title for the past eight seasons, need an attacking player who can hit the ground running as they bid for ninth title in a row, and the signing of Clarke would be a shrewd signing.