Report: Mourinho believes 20-year-old could play key first-team role next season

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According to Football Insider, Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff believe that Oliver Skipp will be ready to slot straight into the Tottenham team next season after he returns from his loan spell at Norwich.

Skipp has been an ever-present in Norwich’s side this season and has been one of the key reasons that the Canaries are sitting at the top of the Championship table.

Football Insider reveals that Mourinho and his coaching staff have been keeping a keen eye on Skipp’s performances and his progress throughout the season.

It is believed that the 20-year-old has bulked up significantly and could be Premier League-ready next season.

The report claims that Mourinho is looking for a long-term partner for Pierre Emile Hojbjerg in the base of the Spurs midfield and that the Tottenham boss is not convinced by either Moussa Sissoko or Harry Winks.

It is asserted that Skipp could be the answer and that the Spurs academy graduate could become a key member of the first-team next season.

Spurs Web Opinion

It seems more and more likely that Winks will leave Tottenham at the end of the season. Skipp will be an upgrade over the 25-year-old as not only does he seem to possess more defensive awareness but the youngster is also composed on the ball and hardly ever seems to give possession away.

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