Newcastle ‘express interest’ in Tottenham midfield starlet

Date published: Wednesday 4th August 2021 8:38 - James Holland

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Newcastle United are one of a number of clubs hoping to land Oliver Skipp this summer, according to reports.

The 20-year-old Tottenham midfielder gained plenty of admirers during a loan spell at Norwich last season.

He featured in 45 of their 46 Championship matches as the Canaries secured an immediate return to the Premier League.


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Norwich are desperate to extend his loan for another campaign, but it seems they will have plenty of competition.

The Daily Mail states that Newcastle have expressed an interest in signing the England U21 international.

Magpies boss Steve Bruce is supposedly a fan of Skipp and will look to take him to St James’ Park before the transfer window closes.

Newcastle are now waiting to see if Spurs will consider another temporary switch for their talented youngster.

It’s thought that Nuno Espirito Santo will make a call over his future later this month. That could involve keeping him in north London and offering him first team opportunities, should he do enough in pre-season training.

Skipp becomes the latest midfielder to be linked with Newcastle in recent weeks.

Their top target is Arsenal’s Joe Willock, who excelled during a loan spell in 2020/21.

However, Mikel Arteta appears keen to keep hold of the 21-year-old.

Other options include Leicester’s Hamza Choudhury and Boubakar Kamara of Marseille.

The report also provides an update on their apparent interest in Aaron Ramsey.

The Juventus midfielder could be on his way back to the Premier League following the return of Max Allegri in Turin.

But the Mail says that an enquiry is yet to be made. Newcastle officials seem to think that his age prohibits him from being a successful signing in the long term, as he is now 30 years old.

Ramsey’s wages also make a move difficult. The Welshman currently earns £187,000 a week, around £100,000 more than Newcastle’s top earner Joelinton.

The Magpies need to become active in the transfer market soon if they want to build on last season’s 12th-placed finish.

Manchester City are the only other side yet to have completed a transfer, although the Prem champions are closing in on Jack Grealish.

He is on the verge of moving to Manchester for a British record fee of £100million.

 

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