Midfielder reveals he consulted Spurs-linked defender before loan move

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Dom Le Roy

Oliver Skipp has expressed his delight after joining Norwich City on a season long loan deal.

The 19-year-old who recently signed a new contract with Tottenham Hotspur to commit his future to the North London club until 2024 revealed that he spoke to Canaries defender Max Aarons ahead of making the move to Carrow Road.

Aarons impressed at right-back in his first season in the top flight and has been linked with a move to Tottenham with Jose Mourinho said to be keen on a move (The Athletic).

Daniel Farke was unable to stop his side from dropping back into the Championship after just a season back in the top flight but did show that he is more than willing to give youth a chance.

Skipp admitted that he has not played as much first-team football as he had hoped, having made 21 appearances for Spurs in all competitions since making his debut in 2018.

The England Under-21 international is now looking forward to proving his worth to the Canaries fans.

Earlier this summer, Jose Mourinho sent another highly rated youngster out on loan when Troy Parrott joined Millwall.

He told the official Norwich City website: “I’m delighted to sign for Norwich. It’s a club that’s looking to go places. This season is a big one for the club and we’ll be looking to get back into the Premier League. 

“I spoke to Max Aarons before coming and he only said positive things about the club. Knowing a few of the boys will help me settle in, so I’m really looking forward to getting started. 

“I haven’t played as much football as I’d want but this is a massive opportunity and hopefully I’ll show the fans that I’m capable of taking it.” 

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