Exclusive: Two Tottenham central midfielders to leave after Hojbjerg arrival
Tottenham are set to offload young midfielders Oliver Skipp and Jamie Bowden after signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Spurs announced the landmark capture of the Denmark international from Southampton last night for £15million rising to £19m.
His arrival will pave the way for some departures, including the temporary exits of Skipp and Bowden, both 19.
A Spurs source has told Football Insider that Jose Mourinho has given the green light for the two central midfielders to go out on loan next season.
The Portugese is keen for them to get regular senior match experience as they have outgrown youth-team football.
The Londoners have been inundated with interest in Skipp and Bowden from Championship and League One clubs.
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Skipp is the more advanced in his development of the duo and has already accumulated 23 first-team appearances, 11 of which came last season.
He signed a bumper new four-year contract in July.
Bowden has yet to make his senior Spurs debut but joined the first team for their pre-season tour of Asia last summer as ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino recognised his immense potential.
He was subsequently handed a three-and-a-half year contract that runs until the summer of 2023.
Spurs have already loaned wonderkid striker Troy Parrott, 17, and defender TJ Eyoma, 20.
Parrott has headed to Swansea City for next season and Eyoma has signed for League One outfit Lincoln City for 2020-21 immediately after penning a new deal with his parent club.