Southampton are one of the clubs interested in taking Tottenham Hotspur youngster Oliver Skipp on loan next season, according to a report from the London Evening Standard.
The Saints are looking to build on the promise that they showed throughout much of last season. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men were unbeaten in their final seven games of the campaign.
It will come as little surprise to see the Saints in talks with Tottenham this summer. As noted by Sky Sports, the two clubs are discussing a potential agreement for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, while Kyle Walker-Peters’s future is also up for debate.
But it appears that the pair may not be the only players the two clubs discuss a move for this summer.
According to a report from the London Evening Standard, the Saints are one of the sides keen on signing Skipp on loan.
Skipp managed just one Premier League start this past season. The London Evening Standard notes that the 19-year-old is aware that he is more likely to play regularly should he join a Championship side.
And it appears that some of the Southampton fans on social media would not mind if they miss out.
Skipp looks set to enjoy an incredibly bright future. But some of the Saints supporters feel that it would be a disappointing move unless there is scope for a permanent deal further down the line.
While Hojbjerg may be leaving, Hasenhuttl has Harrison Reed returning to the club after an outstanding spell in the Championship.
And it appears that the fans would rather see faith placed in those who could form part of the club’s long-term future than those who will likely stay no longer than a year.
Here is how some of the Southampton fans reacted to the reports…
Why develop another club’s talent for them? I’d sooner see Harrison Reed given a go.
— Jon Shapland (@Jon_Shapland) July 29, 2020
Interesting but not in a positive way
— ً (@sfcdan_) July 28, 2020
We’re good thanks ?
— Lachie ? (@sfc_maxi) July 28, 2020
— J ɐ ɯ ǝ s W i l l s ●⚡ (@jameswills86) July 28, 2020
We should probably skip this
— Josh (@JoshTheSaint1) July 28, 2020
— Ryan Hanks (@RyanHan92251187) July 28, 2020