Jose Mourinho has confirmed in his press conference on Friday that Oliver Skipp is looking to leave Tottenham Hotspur on loan this summer, after agreeing a new Spurs deal – and a move to Leeds United would be ideal.
An inadvertent connection between Leeds and Tottenham is somewhat emerging. Jack Clarke swapped Leeds for Tottenham last summer before returning to Elland Road until January.
Such a move was believed to have been orchestrated due to the relationship between Marcelo Bielsa and Mauricio Pochettino. Juan Foyth has been repeatedly linked with Leeds, while Kalvin Phillips was linked the other way.
Skipp put pen to paper on a four-year deal at Spurs on Friday, before Mourinho spoke of the new deal in his press conference just hours later – stating that Skipp wants to leave the club on loan next season.
“In his mind he wants to go on loan, six months, the whole season. He feels that he needs that, I also feel that would be good for his evolution, so maybe that is the direction we go,” Mourinho said, as per Football London.
So, with promotion just one point away, Leeds have got to consider a move to bring Skipp on loan to Elland Road this summer – as cover for Kalvin Phillips, and another option alongside Mateusz Klich.
More than comfortable on the ball, Skipp is a passionate, strong and willing midfielder who has excellent stamina. He has plenty of traits that fit in with the ideal Bielsa midfielder – with his fitness and passing both fantastic.
Mourinho will want Skipp to further his development in the Premier League if possible and at Elland Road he is more than likely to get that. A loan to Leeds, for Skipp, is ideal this summer.