With real news thin on the ground, one report did catch my eye this weekend and it concerns Academy graduate Oliver Skipp.
Having signed his first professional deal with us back in 2018, rules stipulated that given he was only 17-year’s-old he could only sign a three year deal, and with that contract coming to an end in 2021, it’s been claimed that we have now opened talks on a new longer term deal, especially given the fixture list is currently paused.
What Deal Should Skipp Be Offered?
The 19-year-old now has seven starting appearances to his name, with a further 13 showings from the substitutes bench and manager Jose Mourinho has called on him reasonably regularly since he replaced Mauricio Pochettino in the hotseat, and along with the likes of Troy Parrott and Japhet Tanganga (also in talks), we continue to have high hopes for his future, so want him suitably tied down.
There’s no talk of a potential contract length yet, but hopefully this one will be brought to a conclusion quickly, as will Tanganga’s new deal.