Daniel Farke has claimed that Norwich will hold talks with Tottenham regarding re-signing Oliver Skipp for next season but admitted that the decision is in the hands of the North London club.
Skipp has shown maturity beyond his years at Carrow Road this season and has got better and better as the season has worn on.
The on-loan Tottenham midfielder has been one of the Canaries’ most consistent performers and his contribution has arguably been one of the key reasons Farke’s men have been able to seal promotion back to the Premier League.
Previous reports indicated that Spurs turned down several approaches from Premier League clubs to sign Skipp on loan for next season as Jose Mourinho was intent on handing him a key first-team role.
With Mourinho no longer at the helm at Tottenham, it potentially raises a question mark regarding Skipp’s role next season.
However, Farke admitted that he doubts the Portuguese coach’s sacking will have any impact on Spurs’ willingness to send Skipp back to Norwich.
When asked about the possibility of re-signing the England Under-21 international, the German said: “We were grateful and thankful he was allowed to help us.
“But we fully accept he is a Tottenham player and it is not in our hands what happens with his future.
“We will see. Our talks with them are always good. We have a great relationship with them. I don’t think it (Mourinho’s sacking) makes a major impact.
“The discussions were between the two clubs and it was not just like I had a four-hour telephone call with Jose about Oliver and he said: ‘OK I send him out on loan’. It is more like a club decision.”
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Mourinho’s sacking might not be particularly good news for Skipp as the former Spurs boss seemed to rate the midfielder quite highly. However, given how well the youngster has done at Norwich this season, one would presume that he would have an important first-team role back at Tottenham next season irrespective of who replaces Mourinho.
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