Date: 18th June 2019 at 7:37am
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Oliver Skipp certainly made an impression at Tottenham Hotspur last season when handed his chance in the first-team.

Mauricio Pochettino is hardly shy of giving our best academy prospects the chance to show what they can do on the biggest stage of them all and the 18-year-old certainly looked to be up to the task in the 13 appearances across all competitions he made (WhoScored).

However, this summer could be huge for Skipp in terms of his career at Spurs and could have a couple of huge decisions to make over the coming months.

If the likes of Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso do join us in the transfer window, the teenager’s chances of featuring more regularly are going to be even more limited than they were in the previous season as those two men would be thrust straight into the first-team.

Should more midfielders be added to Pochettino’s side this summer, Skipp could see himself no further up the pecking order than he was this year and could find minutes on the field even harder to come by.

That is why he must consider heading out of loan for a season and get the regular action he needs to develop further.

The 18-year-old is simply too good to be sat in the developmental squad for too much longer and would definitely benefit from playing senior football in the Championship or even League One in order to get more competitive football under his belt.

Exposing him to constant first-team football will help everyone to know exactly where he is at in regards to his game, whilst it would also allow us to see how good he truly is over the course of a full campaign.

A number of players have benefitted from heading down a level in the past, so, perhaps, Skipp should look to try and get himself an opportunity, otherwise, he could be stuck in a very long waiting list at Tottenham which does not help anyone.

 
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