Oliver Skipp is a Tottenham youngster that has been introduced to the first-team in recent years by manager Mauricio Pochettino, but he’s had a quiet season so far.
The midfielder earned his first call-up to the senior group last season and made 12 appearances across all competitions, which was a great introduction for him.
But he’s played just four matches so far this campaign and three of them have been late substitute cameo appearances.
The 19-year-old will understand that Spurs are going through a difficult period where results are extremely tough to come by and they sit 14th in the Premier League table.
But from an individual view he should not be pleased with just one start all season and that came in the Carabao Cup defeat to Colchester United on penalties.
Skipp is someone with immense potential to fulfil and it could be best for his development if he requests a loan move when the January transfer window opens.
He is a no-nonsense central midfielder that has a real aggressive streak and can help protect the back four when sitting in front of them.
There have been numerous examples of players developing their game out in loan, with Harry Kane a prime example during his earlier years.
Spurs should look at sending Skipp away until the end of the season and there would surely be a long queue of Championship clubs sniffing around if he became available.
Skipp is still around the England Under-21 group despite his lack of minutes and it’s clear he does have a big future, but he just needs more opportunities.