Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has been sharing his thoughts on Lilywhites midfielder Oliver Skipp and his future at the north London club.
On the subject of Skipp, who is currently on a season-long loan deal at Championship side Norwich City, and his future as a Spurs player, Gold had this to say on the matter.
He said: “Oliver Skipp will come back in the summer, and from everything I’m hearing, Spurs are so happy with him, Mourinho wanted him back in January.
“I watched him again in the game against Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend. He was brilliant, got an assist as well, but he is developing into everything Mourinho wants in a player and this is a big statement, and people are going to go, ‘you absolute muppet, why are you saying it?’, but I think [if] Skipp and [Pierre-Emile] Hojbjerg play on Sunday in the centre of the pitch, I don’t think Spurs lose that game.
“I know that’s a big call and I know that people say ‘it’s the Championship’, but you can just tell with a player just how good he is going to be and how confident and how he’s currently performing, and you can translate that into the same situation, and I think he’s going to be a huge player for Spurs in the years to come.”
TIF Thoughts on Alasdair Gold’s comments on Skipp…
Given how Skipp has made an appearance in every single one of Norwich’s 36 Championship games so far this season alongside Max Aarons, this shows just how much on an important player he has been for the Canaries this season (per WhoScored).
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Taking into account what Gold said about Skipp, as well as the fact that Mourinho has previously stated that he thinks Skipp has what it takes to become Spurs’ captain at some point in the future, this shows just how highly he is thought of at the club.
Moving forward, it will be intriguing to see whether or not Skipp will get a place in Spurs’ squad for next season when his loan deal with Norwich expires.