Tottenham Hotspur have a number of promising young talents coming through the ranks at the moment, including midfielder Oliver Skipp.
As 19-year-olds go, Skipp is relatively experienced on the big stage, having accumulated 20 appearances for the Lilywhites over the past two seasons (Wikipedia).
The youngster was highlighted as one for the future under Pochettino, regularly training with the first team despite his teenage years.
However, unlike many academy players his age, Skipp has never been out on loan in order to aid his development.
Pochettino was often not a huge advocate of sending promising youngsters out on loan, as shown by Harry Winks who went straight from the academy to the first-team (Wikipedia).
With Jose Mourinho now in charge, journalist Alasdair Gold makes the point that the Special One believes in loan moves far more than his predecessor.
Gold claims that there is a chance Mourinho and Spurs will choose to loan Skipp out, especially with Gedson Fernandes’ arrival in January.
He said (Football London): ‘In the centre of the pitch, with Gedson Fernandes’ arrival in January, there’s a chance that with all of the options now in midfield Oliver Skipp could get a loan move to further his development.
‘Mourinho has high hopes for the teenager but he also believes in loan moves more than his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino did.
‘With the need for a defensive midfielder, he will assess Skipp’s development and decide whether he’s ready to become his next Scott McTominay or whether a season out on loan gaining regular match experience would serve him better first.’
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