Skipp reveals talks with Tottenham target as he signs up to Norwich loan

Oliver Skipp Tottenham

Norwich have announced they have signed midfielder Oliver Skipp from Tottenham on a loan deal until the end of next season.

Skipp moves to Carrow Road as the Canaries prepare for the start of the Sky Bet Championship season next month.

The 19-year-old signed a new three-year deal at Spurs in July having come through the club’s youth system.

Speaking to Norwich’s official website, Skipp revealed Canaries full-back Max Aarons – who is reportedly a target for Tottenham – helped convince him over a move to Norfolk.

“I’m delighted to sign for Norwich. It’s a club that’s looking to go places,” Skipp said.

“This season is a big one for the club and we’ll be looking to get back into the Premier League.

“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.”

Skipp made 11 appearances last season and started against Norwich when the Canaries knocked Tottenham out of the FA Cup in March.

Norwich have also been interested in Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu and Burnley defender Ben Gibson as they aim for an instant return to the Premier League.

Daniel Farke’s side finished bottom of the Premier League last season and are happy to let Emi Buendia, Moritz Leitner, Tom Trybull and Josip Drmic leave.

They rejected a £10million bid from Liverpool for left-back Jamal Lewis this month while Ben Godfrey and Todd Cantwell are also attracting attention.


Skipp added that Farke had a big influence in him signing the loan deal.

Asked if the move took much thought, he said: “Not really, because over the last couple of years I haven’t played as much football as I’d have liked, so this is a real opportunity to try to get minutes and develop my game learning under Daniel, who’s got a history of working with young players.

“That’s what really excited me about coming to Norwich.

“[Farke] said that if I work hard and train well then there will be opportunities. That’s something you look for as a player, but it’s down to you at the end of the day to be performing.

“If you show that right attitude in training, there’ll be opportunities for you to play.”