‘A big strange’: Transfer move agreed by Spurs has surprised Graham Roberts

With just over a month left before the season kicks off, Tottenham Hotspur have already managed to secure the signatures of two players.

In addition to Tanguy Ndombele, Mauricio Pochettino has also been able to complete the signing of young attacker Jack Clarke from Leeds United.

However, right after the arrival of the 18-year-old, Spurs decided to send him back to Leeds on loan for the upcoming season.

The move is meant to help Clarke develop more and increase his level of experience before he is given a chance to shine in north London.

Sending the youngster out on loan right after signing him might be the right move but the decision has actually surprised former Tottenham player Graham Roberts.

For Roberts, it would have been better if Clarke played with Spurs straightaway.

“I find that a bit strange. I think if you sign somebody, get them in, let him know the structure of the football club and the mentality of the football club, and he can move on.” he told talkSPORT

For most fans though, it did make sense for Clark to stay at Leeds on loan for the 2019-20 campaign and continue to develop under head coach Marcelo Bielsa.

Leeds will be aiming to finish in the top two of the Championship next season, while Tottenham will be challenging for the Premier League title during the 2019-20 campaign.