Many members of the media shared their jubilation after Tottenham Hotspur officially announced a new contract for Oliver Skipp.
The Truth: A Decisive Year
The 21-year-old midfielder has enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this season and was sorely missed as he was sidelined with a lingering groin problem.
After making his first-team debut in the Carabao Cup against West Ham in 2018, Skipp spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan at Norwich City and helped the East Anglian side gain immediate promotion to the Premier League.
The latest: the media react to the evolution of contracts
Here’s what some reputable Tottenham journalists had to say after developments broke on the youngster’s new contract, posting a plethora of takes on the exciting announcement.
“Brilliant News.” – Rob Guest, Tottenham reporter for Football.London (Twitter).
“I jump for joy.” – Oli Gamp, Tottenham correspondent for the Daily Mail (Twitter).
“Nice Skipp…brilliant. #OneOfOurOwn” – Lee McQueen, Tottenham personality and writer for LastWordOnSpurs (Twitter).
“Good news.” – Alasdair Gold, Tottenham correspondent for Football.London (Twitter).
The verdict: Great news
Tying up the talented England Under-21 international until 2027 is a huge boost for the club as Conte tries to build a team capable of challenging at the highest level again.
The Italian boss described Skipp as a ‘Very important’ part of the Spurs squad after a 2-0 win over Brentford in which the energetic Englishman provided two key passes, made an interception and completed a clearance (sofa score).
the 28 capsules the youth international will now be desperate to get back to full fitness and prove the reaction to this news is warranted.
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