Crystal Palace now planning to make January move for £20m Tottenham target after summer bid failed

Sunderland midfielder Jack Clarke has been linked with Crystal Palace again after a strong start to the season. This is despite a failed bid earlier this summer.

Palace have joined the fight for Clarke’s signing, which includes Brighton and Hove Albion, Burnley, and Brentford.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Eagles made an offer for the winger during the summer transfer window.

Despite this, the former Tottenham Hotspur man has allegedly remained with the Black Cats as they attempt to negotiate a new contract.


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Why Palace want Clarke

Sunderland’s star had a fantastic season last year and has continued to impress this season.

In the 2022/23 season, he had nine goals and 12 assists as Tony Mowbray’s side was defeated in the playoffs by Luton Town.

He has seven goals in 11 Championship games so far this season. This performance earned the youngster the Player of the Month honor.

He would be ideal for Palace due to his drive to get on the ball and run at the opposition. This, combined with his defensive contribution, might be quite beneficial.

Sunderland turned down £10 million bids in the most recent transfer window. There have been rumours of a clause affecting a deal.

Sell-on clause causing issues

According to sources, a sell-on provision was written in the deal when Sunderland signed Clarke from Tottenham.

This is according to TEAMtalk, which claims that the Lilywhites could make a 50% profit on any deal.

As a result, the Black Cats are likely to demand a bigger sum for the winger. This is because they want to maximize their profit.

Having said that, if a deal in the region of £15 to £20 million can be struck, he will be well worth it.

A youthful attacker with a keen eye for goal and excellent ball control. He might be an excellent addition to the Eagles’ offensive line.

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