Norwich City have made a move to re-sign Oliver Skipp from Tottenham, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The runaway Championship leaders are on course for an instant Premier League return and want their loan sensation, 20, back next season.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Norwich have been in contact and enquire about taking Skipp on loan again if, as expected, they are back in the top flight next term.
The Premier League giants are yet to make a decision, with so many variables at this point of the campaign.
But Norwich are keen to lay the foundations for a potential new Skipp deal such has been the success of his loan.
Daniel Farke’s side certainly face an uphill battle to re-sign the youngster as Tottenham have been thrilled by his progress this season.
They regard Skipp as a future first-team regular and have mapped out a role for him to be a key member of their first team.
Jose Mourinho has struggled to find the ideal partner for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in central midfield this season.
He is not totally convinced by Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko’s great athleticism does not hide his technical deficiencies and Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso are regarded as more effective in advanced roles.
Skipp has been a revelation at Norwich this season and integral to them taking a 10-point lead at the Championship summit.
The England Under-21 international has remarkably started all 35 league games this season for the runaway league leaders.