The Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick has revealed that six different clubs were vying for the signature of Oliver Skipp on a loan deal for the 2019/20 season.
Championship side Norwich City beat a whole host of other teams to the deal, with Football Insider claiming that the Canaries are paying £1m for a loan. The loan deal was announced by Tottenham earlier today.
Skipp has never been loaned out by Spurs before, as he made the direct jump from academy prospect to first-team fringe player in 2018.
Mauricio Pochettino gave Skipp his debut in the 2018/19 season, a campaign in which the teenager racked up 12 appearances in total (Wikipedia).
Last season, Skipp managed to get another 11 under his belt, but apparently asked Tottenham to send him out on loan for more experience this time around (Standard).
Dan Kilpatrick revealed that Fulham, Huddersfield, Reading, and Norwich all wanted Skipp, as well as two German clubs in Wolfsburg and Arminia Bielefeld.
#thfc Skipp had interest from German clubs Wolfsburg and Arminia Bielefeld, as well as Fulham, Huddersfield & Reading – but chose Norwich. Luke Amos heading to QPR on a three-year deal today. @standardsport.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) August 17, 2020
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