West Ham United Set To Swoop For Sunderland Star

Sunderland are expecting to  lose star wide-man Jack Clarke amidst Premier League interest with West Ham, Burnley and Brentford all eyeing the 23-year-old according to reports at Football Insider.

Earlier in his career, Clarke joined Tottenham Hotspur from Leeds United in 2019 but failed to make an impact in North London, leading to subsequent Championship loans with Stoke City and Queens Park Rangers. However, Clarke was able to find a home in the North East after joining permanently in 2022, but he may now be set for a second chance in the top flight.

The former Leeds forward has been a wanted man for some time now with the North-East club having rejected bids throughout both the Summer and Winter transfer windows.

Serie A side Lazio, in particular, had a fourteen-million pound bid rejected with interest in Clarke’s services showing no signs of dying down.

However, despite Clarke being under a contract lasting until 2026, Sunderland are resigned to losing the winger after he has enjoyed a fantastic season at The Stadium of Light to date – contributing to 15 goals and four assists this campaign.

 

Despite his individual brilliance, The Black Cats sit tenth in the Championship and find themselves seven points adrift of the play-off positions after their recent dismissal of Michael Beale.

While remaining in a strong spot for negotiations due to the length of the player’s contract, it is still expected to be an uphill battle for the Wearside club to keep Clarke this summer.

With a plethora of top flight and European interest expected to surround the former Tottenham Hotspur man, Sunderland could wave goodbye to Clarke soon.

West Ham, Brentford and Burnley are all planning to approach the Englishman in the coming summer, therefore it may be difficult for the Black Cats to keep hold of their player with their promotion aspirations looking bleak.

Writer’s View

Clarke is a fantastic talent which has been rightly noticed, Sunderland did exceptionally well to keep him following his previous campaign and it now feels like the right time for a second turn in the top flight for the ex-Spurs winger.

Despite his chances of remaining with Sunderland looking slim, The Black Cats will remain in the driver’s seat for negotiations due to the player’s long term contract.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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