Millwall boss confirms interest in Tottenham winger – and talks about key requirement in this transfer window

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Millwall are interested in Tottenham winger Jack Clarke.

The 19-year-old was recalled from his loan spell at Leeds United because he did not play enough matches.

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho says the plan is for Clarke to head out again and secure the first-team action to aide his development.

Lions boss Gary Rowett said: “Jack Clarke is the type of player we have an interest in, and the reason we have is because we’re looking for that extra bit of quality but also that type of player who fits into our profile.

“But we have made lots of enquiries for lots of good players. I’m sure there will be many other links over the next couple of weeks.

“What I will say is that in these types of deals there are a lot of other clubs in for the same sort of players.

“I’m very specific that we want people to come and play for the football club. If that takes until the third week of the transfer window then that’s what we have to do. If it is not this window and it is the next window then that’s what we’ve got to do.

“What’s really important is that the players want to be here for the right reasons and want to be part of what we do, because we’ve got such a strong group and we certainly wouldn’t want to jeopardise that.”

Rowett reckoned there was nothing imminent for the Lions yesterday.

“It’s really hard to say on timescale because you can go from not signing someone to signing someone in the space of 24 hours,” he said.

“You can be close to something and it can go in a drop of a hat. There might be players we have an interest in who performed well in the FA Cup and those clubs are now not going to let them out.”


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