If there’s anything we need this summer, other than goalkeepers, it’s wingers.
We’ve reportedly made some good progress on that, with Richard Wilford stating last week that we are set to sign Ivan Sanchez from Elche (although when that will become official, we’ll just have to wait and see), and now it appears as though we’ve got another player on our radar, perhaps if that one doesn’t quite get completed.
According to We Are Birmingham, Blues are also showing an interest in Tottenham Hotspur winger Jack Clarke on loan for the season.
Clarke made the move from Yorkshire to London last summer, but despite a loan spell back at Leeds and another one at Queens Park Rangers, he couldn’t quite get enough game time to really make an impact with either side, so chances are Spurs might hope that it’s third time lucky when it comes to developing the 19-year-old.
How much will Blues spend in this window?
More than £15m
£15m or less
I’ve spoken before about how the club could do with some more traditional wingers to allow us to play Aitor Karanka’s preferred 4-2-3-1 formation, so you won’t hear me complaining about this move, the more the merrier. And Clarke has shown that he can make an impact, with two goals and two assists back in 2018/19, but has never been given that consistent run to really hone his skills and show us what he can do properly.
Playing with a traditional centre-forward like Lukas Jutkiewicz, giving him a target man to work with and create chances for week in, week out is exactly what he needs, and who knows, if things go well we might be able to make his move permanent further down the line?
Having been signed by Mauricio Pochettino, it’s not as if Jose Mourinho has any affinity to him.