According to Tottenham expert Alasdair Gold, Oliver Skipp wants to stay at the club and fight for his spot rather than heading out this month.
The young midfielder has fallen down the pecking order under Ange Postecoglou, who has preferred Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr as this starting duo.
Skipp started the first game of the season alongside Bissouma, but since then Sarr has taken his spot and has been exceptional.
The absence of Bissouma and Sarr however, will give Skipp an opportunity to play at his preferred position and make a case for himself.
Alasdair Gold claims that the academy graduate is not interested in a loan move away this month and wants to stay and fight for his spot. That aligns with Tottenham’s plans for now, due to the lack of options in the midfield. However, Gold adds that this could change depending on how many personnel they have in the midfield later on.
He reported (via Football London):
“Oliver Skipp is understood to be keen to battle for his spot rather than heading anywhere this month, which ties in with Tottenham’s plans, although that could change in the summer depending on the sheer number of personnel in the midfield. Skipp has also rarely been used in his more natural number six role.”
Should Tottenham secure a midfielder in this window, it’s conceivable that Skipp might consider a loan move.