Contract talks opened between Spurs and midfielder – report

Contract talks opened between Spurs and midfielder – report

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Oliver Skipp is in talks with Tottenham over a new contract, according to Football Insider.

The midfielder has made eight appearances across all competitions this season and has emerged a first-team option for Jose Mourinho, who started the youngster in recent games against RB Leipzig and Burnley.

Football Insider claims Spurs have entered preliminary discussions with Skipp over a new deal and the Londoners are said to be keen to tie down the talented 19-year-old, whose current contract expires at the end of next season.

Whether Skipp has much of a future at Tottenham remains to be seen. Despite impressing in spells, the teenager has struggled to nail down a starting spot under Mourinho or Mauricio Pochettino – though that might be down to his age and inexperience.

Perhaps sending Skipp out on loan next term would be a wise decision. It would give him the opportunity to play regular senior football and build his strength in the middle of the park.

In any case, his possible new deal means Spurs will be in a better negotiating position if they do look to sell this summer.

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