Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate has told The Northern Echo that he wants to sign Jack Clarke from Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window.
Clarke has returned to Tottenham after his loan spell at Leeds was cut shot in the middle of the season.
Boro boss Woodgate has said that he likes the 19-year-old winger, but he admitted that he may not be able to bring the teenager to the Riverside Stadium this month.
Woodgate told The Northern Echo: “I really like Jack Clarke. He’s a really, really top player, but he’s a Spurs player at the minute. I do like Jack Clarke, but are we going to get him? I don’t think so. But he’s a good, good player.”
According to WhoScored, Clarke played 19 minutes in the Championship for Leeds this season.
During the 2018-19 campaign, the youngster – who can also operate as a forward – made four starts and 20 substitute appearances in the Championship for the Whites, scoring two goals and providing two assists in the process, according to WhoScored.
Middlesbrough are 16th in the Championship table at the moment with 33 points from 26 matches and are unlikely to finish in the playoffs this season.
Meanwhile, Spurs currently find themselves sixth in the Premier League table with 30 points from 21 matches.