The Athletic journalist Phil Hay has said that Daniel Farke would love to reunite with Oliver Skipp at Leeds United but remarked that the Tottenham midfielder might be out of the Championship side’s reach this summer.
The Tottenham academy graduate did not set the world alight, but in fairness to the youngster, he was playing in quite a dysfunctional unit, which had successive managerial changes and ended up limping to an eighth-place finish.
The 22-year-old will hope to give a better account of himself under Ange Postecoglou, and interestingly, the Australian started the England Under-21 international in a number eight role rather than as the number six in the pre-season friendly against West Ham United last week.
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Hay has now suggested that Farke is keen to take Skipp to Elland Road, having worked with the midfielder when he was on loan at Norwich City in 2020-21.
However, the journalist acknowledged that it would be quite difficult to get the midfielder out of the North London club this summer.
Hay said on The Square Ball Podcast: “There is the basis of a strong team there (at Leeds), but what I would question is if there’s enough of a squad.
“If you look back at Farke’s teams at Norwich, the players he leaned on were so good, Pukki, Buendia and Oliver Skipp who is back at Spurs – he’s someone who Farke would love if he could get him, but he seems to be heavily involved and he would cost a lot of money as well.”
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I do not see Tottenham listening to offers for Skipp this summer.
Even if Postecoglou feels that the 22-year-old is not quite at the required level to be a regular starter yet, the youngster is likely to stick around as a squad player, particularly with Hojbjerg looking set to leave.
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