Former Hull City midfielder, Dean Windass, believes that Oliver Skipp is good enough to be an important part of Tottenham’s first-team and stated that Jose Mourinho faces a big decision regarding the midfielder next season.
Skipp has outperformed expectations during his loan spell at Norwich City this campaign, with the midfielder’s consistent displays in the middle of the park being a key part of the Canaries’ dominant showing in the Championship this season.
Some Spurs fans have been left extremely impressed with his performances and are convinced that the 20-year-old could be a first-team regular for the North Londoners next season.
Daniel Farke has admitted that Norwich have next to no chance of signing Skipp permanently but Football Insider have claimed that the Championship leaders have approached Spurs to re-sign him on loan again should they win promotion to the top flight.
The report claimed that Tottenham are yet to make a decision on the England Under-21 international’s future and, while Windass acknowledged that the Premier League is a different kettle of fish to the Championship, he insisted that Skipp could shine for the Lilywhites next season.
When asked about the midfielder’s future, the pundit told Football Fancast: “I think he’ll come back, he’s gone out on loan to play, and he’s doing very, very well. If Norwich get promotion, obviously, they’ll be pushing to keep him.
“Even if Norwich get promotion, they’re looking as though they’re going to get in the Premier League, it’s a situation now where if he keeps performing like he is at Norwich, he’s going to get in Tottenham’s first-team next year.
“He’ll probably go back to Tottenham pre-season and it’s up to Mourinho then. Is he good enough to play in the Premier League?
“It’s a different level to the Championship, is he good enough? I don’t know, that’s why they’ve let him out on loan but at the minute, he’s performing magnificently for Norwich.”
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Under normal circumstances, Tottenham might have been more sympathetic to the idea of letting Skipp learn his trade out on loan in the Premier League next season.
However, given Spurs’ financial circumstances at present, the club would likely not want to invest in another central midfielder in the summer should one or both of Sissoko and Winks leave. So, I believe Skipp will be an important part of Mourinho’s plans next season.
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