English midfielder leaving Tottenham? Young player wants more minutes

Spurs have worked to expand their back-up options in all areas of the pitch, but as a result, some have grown frustrated by the lack of minutes.
Tottenham Hotspur v Brentford FC - Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur v Brentford FC - Premier League / Nigel French/Allstar/GettyImages

Some of the world’s greatest football clubs not only sport the most talented starting XI’s, but tend to have solid back-up options as well.

As evidenced by some of his past statements in press conferences and other media interactions, Ange Postecoglou is seemingly looking to take the club to new heights. 

As such, it was hardly a surprise when the club made substantial signings over the past two transfer windows.

Naturally, however, the new efforts have pushed some players to the edge of the roster, and with a team made up of such young footballers, some have started to express their interest in getting more playing time.

As football.london reports, Oliver Skipp is one such player.

The 23-year-old English midfielder started in only five matches this past season, and per the reports, he’s willing to seek out opportunities at other clubs because of that (Transfermarkt). 

Skipp has been with the club since his youth days and has made 77 league appearances in Lilywhite (Transfermarkt). Currently, he's valued by Transfermarkt at €15.00m.

Tottenham have been commended for their midfield depth with options like Yves Bissouma, James Maddison, Rodrigo Bentancur, Pape Sarr, Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg and, on occasion, Dejan Kulusevski. 

However, given Skipp’s more defensive role, and other Tottenham midfielder’s lack of expertise in that position, it may be fair to say that the club could use an additional player at CDM.

One thing is for sure, and that's the direction in which Postecoglou wants to take this club: up and up as far as they can go. Unfortunately for some players, that may mean their time in North London will be coming to a close shortly.