According to Football Insider, Burnley and Brentford are interested in Sunderland forward Jack Clarke.
Last season, the 22-year-old winger scored nine Championship goals and gave 13 assists, and he’s already scored seven times this season.
Burnley are thought to have made multiple bids for Clarke last summer but were turned down by Sunderland, who are said to be eager to tie Clarke down to a new contract.
Despite repeated approaches from Burnley, Sunderland head coach Tony Mowbray reportedly stated that Clarke never sought for a move away from the club this summer.
When asked if he was concerned that Clarke, who has three years left on his contract, might leave Wearside this summer, Mowbray said, “Not really.” He told me that if the move occurs, he will take it in stride. If that doesn’t happen, he’ll be content at this football club.
“He told me that so I wouldn’t be afraid. He wasn’t pounding on my door, saying, ‘gaffer, I want to go, what’s up?’ He wasn’t going to do that.
“He was saying if it happens, it happens; if it doesn’t happen, I’ll give you everything I’ve got, which was encouraging to hear, and he’s kept that promise.”
“Jack has been a really important figure in the way we attack, in the way we try to exploit the talents of the individuals since I’ve been here.”
“We played without strikers for a long time, so we relied on our cutting edge in wide areas to get behind teams and attack them, and Jack was crucial in that role.”
“We’ll have to wait and see how the team develops.” We now have some strikers at the football club, and they must adjust to how we want them to play.
“The signs are encouraging; they are working hard in training and trying to understand what we expect of them.”
“I’m pleased with Jack Clarke’s goal return so far.” With the loss of Amad, I questioned if Jack would be able to maintain his goal and assist totals from last year. That appears to be his intention.”