MIDFIELDER REPORTEDLY LOOKS SET TO SIGN NEW TOTTENHAM DEAL
The Mail claim Oliver Skipp is ‘on the verge’ of penning a £35,000-a-week, long-term contract at Tottenham – a deal that will see the midfielder earn £1.8million a year. Skipp remains injured, but is seen as a key Spurs player. Skipp, 21, is close to entering the final two years of his Tottenham contract – which expires in June 2024. But Antonio Conte sees the England Under-21 midfielder as a key part of his plans at Tottenham and a new deal is close.
Indeed, the Mail report that Skipp is ‘on the verge’ of putting pen to paper on a new long-term Spurs contract. That is, despite playing just eight times in the Premier League under Conte before suffering a niggling groin issue.
In those eight games, though, Skipp has shown why Conte wants to keep him. Five clean sheets, five wins, only six goals conceded. The Mail report he will earn £35,000 a week, or £1.8million a year at Tottenham.To be able to pen Skipp down to a long-term deal but at such a low figure is brilliant Tottenham business. Skipp offers Spurs a homegrown talent, for the next few years, without rinsing the Tottenham budget.
Skipp has shown that he is crucial to the engine room and while the signing of Rodrigo Bentancur might push him down the pecking order – Skipp is still very important especially with European football coming up next season. It is going to be a big boost for Tottenham Hotspur if they can tie the player down to a new contract anytime soon, given that he is one of the club's brightest prospects and has shown in recent times that he can be a very important part of the squad.
He could also help the club cut coats if he can sign a new deal because there may not be any need to sign too many players this summer.