Sources: Tottenham accept 7-figure bid for 'Phenomenal' player
Tottenham have accepted a significant loan bid from Norwich City for Oliver Skipp, Football Insider understands.
The Canaries are close to finalising a temporary move for the central midfielder after agreeing the terms of a deal with Spurs.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Norwich have beaten multiple clubs to the signing of Skipp and they will pay more than £1million to take him for the 2020-21 season.
Jose Mourinho has given the green light for Skipp to go out on loan after he signed a new four-year contract last month.
The Portugese is keen for him to get regular senior match experience and wanted him to join a Championship side rather than one in the top flight.
Tottenham are keen for Skipp to be a key player starting regularly rather than being more of a squad man at a Premier League outfit.
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They have been inundated with interest in their academy product, who has already accumulated 23 first-team appearances, 11 of which came last season.
Mourinho has made it clear he is a big admirer of Skipp and spoke warmly of him on a number of occasions before and after the lockdown.
He hailed him as “phenomenal” in their FA Cup defeat to Norwich on penalties in early March.
He is the third Spurs rising star to go out on loan following 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.