July 2, 2019 / 11:13 AM / 5 months ago

Tottenham sign winger Clarke from Leeds, loan him back for a season

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Championship - Nottingham Forest v Leeds United - The City Ground, Nottingham, Britain - January 1, 2019 Leeds' Jack Clarke celebrates after he scores the first goal Action Images/Paul Childs

(Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur have signed Leeds United winger Jack Clarke and loaned him back to the Championship (second-tier) club for the 2019-20 season, the Premier League side said on Tuesday.

Clarke is the first signing in 18 months for the Champions League runners-up since Lucas Moura joined them in January last year.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed but British media reported Spurs paid an initial 10 million pounds for Clarke, who signed a contract until 2023.

"I'm delighted to join Tottenham and in the short term I'll be giving my all to hopefully help Leeds win promotion," Clarke said in a statement on Spurs' website here

The 18-year-old played 25 times for Leeds in all competitions last season, grabbing two goals and two assists under Marcelo Bielsa.

Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru

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