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Norwich City sign Tottenham midfielder Oliver Skipp on loan

17 August 2020

Norwich City have completed the season-long loan signing of Oliver Skipp from Tottenham Hotspur.

Skipp, 19, has been at the north London club since he joined their academy aged six. He’s gone on to make a total of 23 senior appearances, eleven of which came in the 2019-20 season across the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and Carabao Cup. 

In last season’s Audi Cup pre-season tournament, Skipp scored in the penalty shootout to help Spurs beat Bayern Munich and win the final. 

The central midfielder has also played at international level, representing England’s Under-16s, 17s, 18s and 21s, where he recently crossed paths with Ben Godfrey, Todd Cantwell and Max Aarons. 

Speaking exclusively to canaries.co.uk, Skipp said: “I’m delighted to sign for Norwich. It’s a club that’s looking to go places. This season is a big one for the club and we’ll be looking to get back into the Premier League. 

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“I spoke to Max Aarons before coming and he only said positive things about the club. Knowing a few of the boys will help me settle in, so I’m really looking forward to getting started. 

“I haven’t played as much football as I’d want but this is a massive opportunity and hopefully I’ll show the fans that I’m capable of taking it.” 

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke added: “I’m really happy with this opportunity and to have Oliver with us. We’re thankful and grateful to Jose [Mourinho] and Tottenham because Oliver is full of class and potential. 

“He’s experienced on the top level and Jose was there with some very complimentary words. There was a lot of competition for him if we’re being honest. 

“We think he is someone who perfectly fits to our game. He’s a brave player, good in possession and full of energy. He likes to dominate the ball and is also good against the ball. 

“We’ll give him time to adapt and to come into his rhythm. We won’t put too much pressure on him, but we’re all happy that this signing was possible.” 


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