Oliver Skipp has signed a new four-year contract with Tottenham, the club has confirmed.
The 19-year-old midfielder broke into the first-team picture last term after impressing in pre-season. Mauricio Pochettino was clearly a fan, but not enough to give Skipp a significant role in the squad.
The same seems to be the case with Jose Mourinho. Skipp has made a handful of appearances under the current Spurs boss, including a cameo as a late substitute in last week’s north London derby victory over Arsenal.
But Skipp has played just nine times across all competitions this season and has been given just 61 minutes of Premier League action (via Transfermarkt).
Regardless, it looks like Tottenham have plans for the teenager. Skipp’s new deal, which runs until the summer of 2024, was confirmed on Friday morning.
He will hope this means there will be more opportunities to play for the first-team, and that certainly could be the case in the final two games of the Premier League campaign. Tanguy Ndombele will be sidelined through injury, so Mourinho could use Skipp from the bench in the Frenchman’s absence.
However, it might be wise for Spurs to try and secure a Championship loan for Skipp next season, in order to get him some much-needed experience.