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Report: Sheffield United have now opened talks to sign 'outstanding' £10m player

Sheffield United seem to be making some moves in the transfer market and have opened talks with Tottenham over a deal for Jack Clarke.

Clarke spent an impressive season on loan with Sunderland last season and was seen as a key player as the Mackems finally got back into the Championship. Clarke played in all the playoff games and caused Sheffield Wednesday a number of problems over two legs.

And while Sunderland want Clarke back on Wearside, The Northern Echo has claimed that Sheffield United have also reached out to Spurs over a deal for the former Leeds man.

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United’s interest in Clarke caps off a busy week or so of transfer rumours at Bramall Lane. The Blades are thought to be keen on spending £3m to sign Anel Ahmedhodzic, while Tom Lawrence is also on the wanted list. Manchester City youngster Tommy Doyle is also expected to sign, while Adam Davies has penned a fresh two-year deal as well.

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Clarke, meanwhile, was lauded for being ‘outstanding‘ during Sunderland’s win over the Owls. Tottenham paid around £10m to sign Clarke from Leeds, but he’s failed to make the grade with the Londoners and could now be allowed to leave on a permanent deal.

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The Blades need to ensure that they replace the creativity lost from Gibbs-White’s return to Wolves and Clarke would give us that different option.

Despite being a wide man by trade and United not really playing with wingers, Clarke could be used as an attacking wing-back if needed or even in the number ten role. His versatility would also give Heckingbottom options, should the Blades boss wish to switch up the formation.

Whether a loan or permanent deal is done remains to be seen, but Clarke would be a fine addition for Sheffield United.

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