Report reveals Mourinho wanted Skipp to stay but he pushed for Norwich loan

Oliver Skipp
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The Athletic have revealed that Oliver Skipp is seen by many at the club as a future Tottenham Hotspur captain.

Spurs announced this week that Skipp has put pen to paper on a new five-year deal, thus committing himself to the club until 2027.

The midfielder expressed his delight at signing the contract, admitting he could not have even dreamt of this moment while coming through the youth ranks at the club, all the way from the Under-9s (

The Atheltic state that, should Skipp fulfil the contract, he will have spent two decades at Spurs, having joined the club as a five-year-old.

The report reveals the academy coaches at Tottenham are proud of the midfielder and many expect him to become the club captain in the future.

It is also explained that Skipp pushed hard to join Norwich on loan in the summer of 2020, with Jose Mourinho wanting him to stay as a backup at the time. Steve Hitchen also agreed with the loan decision and a move was given the go-ahead.

The decision to go on loan has certainly borne fruit for the youngster, who has looked a much more mature player on his return to North London.

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Skipp’s rise to becoming a prominent part of the first team will serve as added motivation for the youngsters in the academy as they will see that there is a pathway to the senior side. The likes of Dane Scarlett and Alfie Devine will believe that they can follow in the 21-year-old’s footsteps.

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