Queens Park Rangers are leading the race to take ex-Leeds Utd and current Tottenham winger Jack Clarke on loan, but interest from a Scottish giant has also emerged.

19-year-old Clarke departed boyhood club Leeds Utd in a £10m deal in the summer, but was immediately loaned back to the Yorkshire club in the hopes of better aiding his development through more regular playing time.

Minutes on the pitch were hard to come by for the winger, however, with Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa affording the teenager just 134 minutes of competitive first-team action across all competitions.

That lack of game-time led to his early recall by Spurs, with QPR recently touted as a possible destination.

Now, the latest report from the Evening Standard has revealed that the two clubs are in ‘advanced talks’, though Scottish champions ‘Celtic have also been tracking him.’

Former Bhoy Scott Sinclair recently departed Celtic Park for pastures new in the Championship with Preston, opening up a spot in the forward ranks for a new arrival.

It is the interest from Championship side QPR that appears the most likely to be turned into a switch, however, with fellow Spurs player Luke Amos also enjoying a successful spell on loan at Loftus Road, setting the precedent for the move.

If a move for Clarke was wrapped up in the coming days, the 19-year-old could coincedentally make his debut against ex-club Leeds Utd on Saturday.

 

Meanwhile, Leeds look set to seal a deal for a Man City attacker as Bielsa looks to bolster his squad.

Ian Poveda has featured 11 times for City’s youth teams this campaign, coring three goals and assisting a further two.

And the promising winger is now on the verge of making the move across the Pennines to join up with promotion chasing Leeds, with Marcelo Bielsa keen to add to his squad for the second half of the year.

 

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