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Report: Tottenham to give influential player significant wage increase

Tottenham are preparing to hand Oliver Skipp a new contract, according to The Sun. Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo has utilised the midfielder this season and his performances have caught the eye.

Spurs face Chelsea today in what looks like being a mouthwatering contest. Both teams have started the season strongly and will look to emerge victorious in the London-derby.

Skipp is set to receive a wage hike. He currently collects £25,000-a-week but the new offer is likely to be closer to £40,000-a-week.

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The 21-year-old spent last season on loan with Norwich. He was a mainstay in the team as the Canaries won the title and romped their way back into the Premier League.

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Daniel Farke had eyes on taking him on loan this season too. The boss called him perfect during his loan spell last season (Pink Un). That was never a consideration for Tottenham though, with Espirito Santo playing in all four league games this season.

Skipp has played 11 times for the England under-21s and looks like developing into a fine player. If he keeps progressing at Tottenham, he should remain a first-team regular, with Espirito Santo big on developing young talents.

Skipp deal could spell the end for Harry Winks at Tottenham

The midfielder is an England international but right now he’s struggling to oust Skipp from the team. That doesn’t bode well for Winks and he could act by moving if the youngster earns a new deal.

A Spurs academy graduate, Winks is at the stage of his career where regular football is a must. With that in mind, he could be left with no other viable option other than to leave.

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Skipp thoroughly deserves his new deal. He’s showcased just how useful a loan opportunity can be for young players and he’s now thriving in the first team.

That’s not good for Winks though and he could be on the move in the coming transfer window.

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