Paul Stewart believes Oliver Skipp has the ability to make an impact for Tottenham Hotspur next season, although he has concerns over the injury he sustained at the end of his loan spell with Norwich City.
Skipp enjoyed a fabulous spell on loan with the Canaries, as they earned promotion back to the Premier League by winning the Championship.
Skipp made 45 Championship appearances in defensive midfield, and becoming a key figure under manager Daniel Farke.
Spurs confirmed in May, though, that he had undergone surgery to repair a metatarsal fracture, although he is expected to return in time for pre-season training.
It is not clear if the new manager at the club – whomever they may be – will decide to keep Skipp at the club and give him a chance following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, but Stewart thinks the 20-year-old can be a key player in north London despite his injury.
He has had chances in the first-team, making a total of 23 appearances for the first-team, having made his debut under the management of Mauricio Pochettino.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Stewart said: “It’s not done him any harm being loaned out. It’s just a shame that he broke his foot at Norwich.
“Skipp looks like he could come back into that midfield and do really well but he got a bad injury towards the end of the season.”