Report: Progression of academy graduate was a factor in Wanyama’s exit from Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are reported to have opened initial talks with Oliver Skipp over a new contract.

The 19-year-old academy graduate is out of contract in North London at the end of next season.

Football Insider claim that Spurs have been impressed with the progress the midfielder has made at the club in recent months and are keen to get him to commit his future to the club.

Head coach Jose Mourinho singled Skipp out for praise following the recent FA Cup defeat to Norwich City in which he played the full 120 minutes against the Canaries leaving the Portuguese to describe the teenager’s performance as “phenomenal” (The Sun).

Skipp penned his current contract when he was 17, which meant he was only allowed to sign a deal for a maximum of three years in accordance with FA rules.

The report claims that Skipp’s progression was a factor in why the Champions League finalists allowed Victor Wanyama to leave the club on a free transfer to join MLS outfit Montreal Impact earlier this month (Standard).

He has made eight appearances this season in all competitions (transfermarkt).

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