Noel Whelan believes Tottenham should have let Jack Clarke leave on loan before Friday’s domestic transfer deadline.
The former Leeds United and Coventry City striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists the promising winger needs regular game time at a competitive level rather than with the under-23s.
As revealed by Football Insider, Spurs blocked a last-gasp loan move for the 19-year-old despite plenty of interest from Championship sides.
Clarke is yet to play for Tottenham and spent last season out on loan at both Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers in the second tier.
Whelan admits he thinks the young winger is now going to struggle for any meaningful action and that the north Londoners should have given him the green light to leave temporarily once again.
Whelan told Football Insider: “He really needs game time and proper game time out on loan, I would have said.