Tottenham Hotspur are set to be boosted by the return of Oliver Skipp for the start of this summer’s pre-season efforts.
This has been suggested by Alasdair Gold, who has been speaking about the 21-year-old’s injury issues on his latest YouTube video.
Skipp has been out of Antonio Conte’s plans for months now, with the young midfielder suffering from a long-term injury issue since January.
The injury was not able to heal on its own and Skipp eventually had to concede to surgery, which confirmed the end of his 2021/22 campaign.
Having been forced to sit out the remainder of the recent campaign, Gold believes there is cause for optimism over Skipp’s return, with the midfielder seen in training towards the back end of the season.
Gold said: “I’ve been speaking to some people around Oliver Skipp, finding out what’s happening with him because I’ve had a few people obviously asking me, how’s he getting on?
“And delighted to say, he’s really good. Fitness-wise, he’ll be absolutely ready. He’s ready and raring to go for the first day of pre-season, to hit the ground running. No issues there, he’ll be back in and ready to go, really, which is great.
“And from what I understand, towards the end of the season, he was actually out on the pitches running doing the ball work. So yeah, for pre-season, he should be absolutely 100% and ready to go and all fixed, and not an issue for him anymore, which is massive.”
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This will be a big boost to all at Tottenham, with Skipp playing a big role for the Lilywhites before he picked up the injury back in January.
Should Skipp start the first game next season?
Conte has spoken highly of the young midfielder throughout the campaign and it was apparent he was furious with Spurs’ doctors when Skipp was made unavailable for selection.
But despite Conte clearly rating Skipp highly, we do question what spot he holds in Conte’s squad with Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg forming a brilliant partnership in the middle of the park.