If Leeds United fans were asked to name the big priorities for the upcoming summer transfer window, it seems likely that most would suggest that signing a new left-back and central midfielder is crucial.
The Whites lack a natural option on the left-hand side of the defence. And it is perhaps concerning that Stuart Dallas has arguably been Leeds’s best number eight this season.
Dallas is a player that most Premier League sides would love to have in their ranks. Meanwhile, Mateusz Klich made an incredibly bright start to the campaign.
However, Leeds need more quality in that area of the field. So perhaps they should consider asking Spurs whether Oliver Skipp will be available on loan next season.
Admittedly, if Skipp’s future was decided by the Tottenham fans, he would likely be in line for prominent role in North London next term. And it does appear that Jose Mourinho is a fan.
He has been outstanding while at Norwich. He is actually the only member of Daniel Farke’s squad to have featured in every single league game this season.
His form has been crucial to taking the Canaries to the brink of the title.
As shown by Whoscored, no player averages more challenges per game. And only two average more successful passes.
He is someone who can do the dirty side of the game. But he is also able to make things happen. He won a penalty against Huddersfield this week having started his run from well inside his own half.
Farke told the Pink Un in February that Skipp is a ‘perfect lad’ and a ‘brilliant’ loan signing.
Leeds must act if Tottenham deem Skipp not quite ready
If Spurs are not quite convinced that he is ready for them, a Premier League loan may make a lot of sense.
And while he may not be the kind of midfielder that makes a huge impact in the final third, he would make Leeds a lot stronger in the middle of the park, providing plenty of support alongside Kalvin Phillips.
Skipp looks destined to play at the highest level for a number of years. And if Tottenham feel that he would benefit from one more year on loan, Leeds must put themselves in the mix.