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Tottenham could use ‘untraditional’ method to sign 18-year-old utility man

By Saikat -

Tottenham could offer Oliver Skipp and Joe Rodon to Leeds United in an attempt to sign Archie Gray.

Archie Gray has made an exceptional start to life at the senior level. Although Leeds missed out on an opportunity to return to the English top flight, the teenager has placed himself on the wishlist of the top clubs with his displays.

Tottenham are the ones looking to take him to the Premier League but they are yet to make an offer.
Journalist Dan Bardell has suggested that the North London club are considering offering Oliver Skipp and Joe Rodon in a swap deal to sign the teenager. Both players are surplus to requirements and they could help Tottenham sign one of the most exciting talents in English football.

While talking to Tottenham News, Bardell said: “It’s a deal that would make sense. I think we’re going to see these sorts of untraditional swaps this window with clubs looking to manipulate the market.

“Archie Gray feels like a player that would suit Tottenham and suit Ange Postecoglou. That would leave Skipp surplus to requirements, he’s not the first choice anyway and Gray coming in would put him further down the pecking order.

“He’s a player that needs a fresh start. Obviously, Rodon was there last season and they would take him back. If they helped get Tottenham closer to a move for Archie Gray then that would be a superb piece of business.“

In his first season at the senior level, Gray was involved in 52 matches and he racked up over 4,200 minutes. He had an impressive season where he succeeded in a midfield role as well as a right-back. His huge potential and versatility make him a very attractive option for the North London club.

Leeds will hope to keep him in their ranks for as long as possible. While they do need to sanction a few departures in the summer to balance their books, it will still be difficult for Spurs to convince them to part ways with Gray.

Ange Postecoglou’s men are all set to put forward an untraditional swap deal to try and sign the 18-year-old. They are willing to offer Rodon and Skipp to convince them. The Welsh centre-back spent last season on loan at Leeds and the Whites could be open to the idea of re-signing him.
Meanwhile, Skipp is not an important part of the Australian manager’s plans and Gray’s arrival could push him further down the pecking order. As a result, offering him to the Whites make sense.

It will be interesting to see how the situation unfolds. Swap deals are often difficult to execute, and this one is likely to be complicated as well.

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