Tottenham in talks to loan out Oliver Skipp and Troy Parrott
The 19-year-old Skipp came through the youth ranks at the club and made his senior debut in 2018. Till date, he has made 23 first-team appearances, in which he has registered two assists.
Tipped for a bright future at the club, Skipp recently signed a new four-year contract with Tottenham earlier this month. Manager Jose Mourinho is reluctant to let the 19-year-old leave on loan, but Skipp himself has his heart set on a temporary switch in order to gain more first-team experience. (h/t Evening Standard)
“He is one of these kids that I have no doubt he will be an important player for Tottenham. I always told him I wanted him to stay here. [But] in his mind he wants to go on loan.”
As per the report, Fulham are leading the race to sign Skipp on loan. However, a move to Craven Cottage will hinge on their promotion to the top-flight. The fact that Scott Parker, who worked as a youth coach at Tottenham, is their manage does give them bit of an edge.
Apart from Fulham, the 19-year-old is also attracting interest from Southampton and Burnley, while Reading and Nottingham Forest are also keen.
Along with Skipp, Parrott, too, could be sent out on loan in the summer. The Irishman, who made his senior debut in the 2019/20 campaign, hasn’t had a lot of opportunities in spite of Harry Kane’s injury. With the club likely to sign a new striker, his chances will be reduced further.
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So, a loan deal for the 18-year-old does make sense, with Championship club Millwall leading the race to sign him, according to the report.