He's back: Jack Clarke signs four-year deal

Sunderland AFC is delighted to announce the signing of Jack Clarke.

The 21-year-old has completed a move from Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee and returns to the Stadium of Light on a four-year deal.

Clarke joined SAFC on loan in January 2022 and impressed throughout the second part of the campaign, playing an integral role in the Club’s promotion to the Sky Bet Championship.

The winger made 20 appearances for the Lads, including the Black Cats’ Play-Off Final victory over Wycombe Wanderers at Wembley Stadium, and directly contributed to five goals.

Born in York, Clarke already has 43 Championship appearances under his belt - for Leeds United, Stoke City and QPR - and he becomes the Lads’ second summer recruit following the arrival of Daniel Ballard from Arsenal.

Upon returning to Wearside, Clarke said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be back because I really enjoyed my time here last season. It felt right to return and after winning promotion to the Championship last season, I’m excited to play my part in the next step of our journey. We have a good balance in the squad and a great bond in the dressing room, so I believe we can continue to progress as a team and enjoy another successful season.”

Alex Neil added: “Jack is a player with huge potential. We had him last season and I think he grew stronger and stronger as the season went on, but the most important thing for him is that he’s now our player. He has obviously got quality, but what he needed to do was find a home and we have managed to provide that. Jack enjoys it here and for us, we are pleased to have the deal across the line as it adds another attacking option.”

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