According to a report from Football Insider, Tottenham have turned down approaches from multiple Premier League clubs to sign Oliver Skipp on loan next season as the North Londoners have decided that the midfielder could be an important player for the first-team.
Skipp has been outstanding during his loan spell at Norwich, with Daniel Farke’s side singing the Spurs academy graduate’s praises.
The Canaries boss has admitted that it would not be possible for the club to sign the midfielder on a permanent basis but reports have claimed that the Championship leaders have approached Spurs regarding re-signing Skipp on loan for next season should they win promotion to the top flight.
Football Insider now report that it is not just Norwich who want to sign Skipp but other Premier League clubs have also enquired to Tottenham about a temporary deal next season.
However, it is said that Spurs have knocked back all approaches as they have been impressed by the 20-year-old’s development this year.
The report reveals that Jose Mourinho has identified central midfield as one of the areas in which the club needs reinforcements, with the Spurs boss said to view Skipp as having the potential to be a regular for the side next season.
It is asserted that the Portuguese coach has big plans for the youngster and has mapped out an important first-team role for him.
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It is evident that Jose does not think either Sissoko or Winks are the long-term answer for Spurs in midfield and one would expect at least one of the two if not both players to leave the club in the summer. So it would not make much sense to spend £30m+ on a competent replacement when Skipp looks ready to make the step up.
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