After hearing the latest news regarding Jack Clarke’s future, Sunderland may look to sign these three players.

Burnley made approaches for Jack Clarke last summer, raising questions about his future at Sunderland.

The winger, who scored 15 goals this season before suffering an injury that caused the Black Cats to struggle earlier in the year, has only gotten better.

Although a number of Premier League teams had already shown interest in signing Clarke, only Lazio made a formal bid to sign him in the January transfer window.

Supporters have come to terms with the fact that Ian Harte’s recent remarks have all but confirmed that Clarke is most likely heading for Sunderland in the summer, as the team’s chances of winning promotion are now slim to none.

The football agent reportedly stated, “You know, he wants to play football,” according to Sunderland Echo. Prior to the injury, he was contributing to the squad and playing with a smile on his face. A provision in Jack’s contract stated that he would be eligible for a contract extension if he completed a specific number of games, which he did early in the season.

There was a proposal, but it fell short. While every football team has its own set of rules to follow, having a player like Jack occasionally necessitates breaking those rules, and sadly, I don’t think that will change.

“Jack and I were pleased to sign a second contract with Sunderland, but sadly, I don’t think they’re willing to give in. I don’t believe the offer will rise under their current organizational structure.


With two years remaining on his deal this summer, the attacker could bring in over £20 million for Sunderland should he make the move to the premier league.

Kristjaan Speakman will have a difficult time replacing him, and things might go really bad if the team doesn’t find someone who can score as many goals as he did.

These three individuals could be Jack Clarke’s substitutes.

Morgan Whittaker

Although Morgan Whittaker would give Sunderland guaranteed objectives, it also appears to be the most ambitious.

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The 23-year-old has seven assists for Plymouth Argyle and presently shares the lead goal scorer in the Championship with 18 goals.

Given his extraordinary talent, Whittaker might be persuaded to leave the team at the end of the campaign, particularly if the Pilgrims are demoted.

But after their attempt to sign Clarke was rejected, Lazio already made an attempt to sign him; West Ham and Fulham have also been mentioned.

Twine Scott

With MK Dons in League One, Scott Twine had the most success of his career, tallying an amazing 20 goals and 13 assists.

After paying £4 million to join Burnley in the Championship, the 24-year-old had little action in a very competitive Clarets squad.

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Twine spent the first half of the season on loan at Hull City, although it took him some time to settle in until he scored four goals in his final 10 appearances in Yorkshire. After that, he joined Bristol City and made his debut with a goal, although he has been injured for the majority of his loan.

Twine is undoubtedly a very gifted player who had a lot of promise with MK Dons, but he hasn’t been able to sustain himself in the Championship since.

If he can get back on track, he can play as an offensive midfielder and on either wing, which makes him a valuable asset.

Jesurun Rak-Sakyi

Rak-Sakyi was linked to Sunderland back in January, but the winger chose to remain at Crystal Palace.

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Rak-Sakyi was hailed as ‘brilliant‘ after claiming 15 goals and eight assists whilst on loan with Charlton Athletic last term, while he managed six cameo appearances for the Eagles at the start of the current campaign.

The 21-year-old has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since November though, and the arrival of new manager Oliver Glasner could put a dent in his hopes of regular game-time.