Football.London have revealed that Oliver Skipp is willing to head out on loan before this evening’s transfer deadline but Tottenham do not intend to sanction a move.
Skipp has struggled for game time since returning from the foot injury that he suffered in pre-season and has been used sparingly by Antonio Conte, having started just two matches across all competitions in 2022-23 (Transfermarkt).
Football.London explain that the England Under-21 international is open to leaving temporarily in order to get regular minutes under his belt. The likes of Crystal Palace, Fulham, Leeds United and Bournemouth are said to have shown interest in securing his services.
However, the report adds that Conte has blocked Skipp from leaving since he rates the 22-year-old highly and is wary of being short of numbers in midfield.
The chances of the Spurs academy graduate being loaned out are described as ‘slim’ unless the Italian has a change of heart before the window slams shut.
Spurs Web Opinion
I can understand why Skipp would be keen to leave on loan to get regular game time. The 22-year-old looked on the cusp of breaking into the England squad 12 months ago but his pelvic and foot injuries have interrupted his development. The 22-year-old needs regular stars to play himself into form and it looks unlikely that he will get that at Spurs.
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