Spurs news: Pochettino’s return, £27m transfer, Clarke’s loan move and Champions League proposal

It’s Friday which means Tottenham Hotspur return to Premier League action tomorrow afternoon.

Boosted by a 2-1 convert Middlesbrough within the FA Cup third round replay – the Lilywhites’ first victory of 2020 – on Tuesday night, Jose Mourinho’s side will aim to urge their top four keep off on target .

1-0 defeats at the hands of Southampton and Liverpool to start the New Year has left Spurs trailing London rivals Chelsea by nine points before this weekend’s fixtures within the top flight of English football.

The north London outfit kick things off once they face a resurgent Watford side at Vicarage Road within the day’s early kick-off where victory would lift them up to sixth within the table – albeit for a few of hours.

There’s also a fortnight until transfer deadline day and Spurs made their first signing of the January window with the loan signing of Gedson Fernandes and there is enough time to usher in one or two more new faces.

With that said, here’s all the news from round the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium over the past 24 hours.

Clarke joins QPR
Jack Clarke has joined Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers on loan for the rest of the season.

It’s the second time the winger has departed Spurs since joining from Leeds United during the summer transfer window as he spent the primary half the campaign with the Whites.

However, Championship loan rules which only allow clubs to call five loan players during a matchday squad, resulted in Clarke regularly missing out as Leeds had six on their books.

Speaking to QPR’s official website following his move across the capital, Clarke outlined what proportion of an influence QPR boss Mark Warburton had on his decision amid interest from other clubs.

“I spoke to Mark a good few times,” he said. “He was one among the most factors in me coming here – in terms of how he wants to play football and the way he sees me fitting in.”

 

Source : football.london

January 17th, 2020 by