Newcastle United are now reportedly ‘desperate’ to sign Oliver Skipp before the summer transfer window ends.
The Lowdown: Skipp impresses
Skipp was a key player in helping Norwich City get promoted back up to the Premier League from the EFL Championship in the 2020/21 season, missing out on just one game in the division, scoring one goal and making a further two assists (Transfermarkt).
Should Newcastle sign Skipp?
It is not clear whether Tottenham Hotspur would be willing to sell him given his impressive loan spell, as he is likely to have plenty of admirers from now until when the window closes.
The Latest: Newcastle desperate
As per The Daily Mail, the St. James’ Park faithful are ‘desperate’ to bring in new midfield players, and Skipp is someone that they have expressed an interest in signing and seemingly high on their list of potential targets.
Steve Bruce is an admirer of the Spurs ace, but the Canaries are also keen on signing him back after being such a success at Carrow Road.
The Verdict: Sign
It is a no brainer that the North East club should be looking to bring in Skipp, as he could prove to be a real asset to the team.
Proving already that he is capable of playing in the top flight by making Championship football look too easy, he won no fewer than 5.7 of his duels per game as well as averaging 2.2 tackles, 1.1 interceptions and one clearance per match (Sofascore) last season. The Englishman could be a great alternative to Joe Willock, should the Toon not be able to sign him on a permanent deal from Arsenal.
Once dubbed a ‘phenomenal’ player by none other than former Lilywhites manager Jose Mourinho, the 20-year-old still has so much potential, and so the Tyneside club should be doing all that they can to secure his signature, especially if they cannot get Willock over the line.
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