Nottingham Forest are one of several clubs interested in signing Tottenham midfielder Oliver Skipp on loan, according to the Evening Standard.
The Reds are monitoring the midfielder, with Fulham, Southampton, Burnley and Reading all keen on his services.
Skipp, 19, recently penned a new four-year contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium; although Jose Mourinho is willing to let the youngster leave on loan.
The Hertfordshire-born teenager has played just 105 minutes of football during 2019/20 and emphasis will be placed on a loan move next season.
Skipp is behind Giovani Lo Celso, Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele and Gedson Fernandes for a shirt at Tottenham.
Back in March, Mourinho raved about the youngster, calling him ‘phenomenal’ after an FA Cup showing against Norwich City.
Forest could see Ben Watson depart in the summer and Skipp’s defensive capabilities from midfield could make him an ideal addition.
Ryan Yates featured frequently after the restart but doubts remain over Samba Sow’s fitness.
That could leave Forest in doubt over their midfield options and Skipp could be an ideal signing for the club.
Boss Sabri Lamouchi often utilised three defence-minded midfielders after the restart; a move which was frowned upon by the club’s supporters.
Although he is viewed as an anchor in midfield, Skipp is exceptional on the ball and does like to get things moving forwards.
It seems as though Fulham are the early favourites for his signature, with Scott Parker a big fan of the player from his days coaching the Tottenham academy.
Our View – Skipp is a signing that could delight supporters
It seems obvious that some Forest supporters have looked on with envy at the recruitment of some other clubs over the past year.
Swansea added Rhian Brewster, West Brom took Grady Diangana and Matheus Pereira, whilst Leeds added Ben White, all on loan deals.
Forest haven’t utilised that market sufficiently well in recent seasons – with the exception of maybe Jack Colback.
It’s never ideal to rely solely on loans but one or two hasn’t seemed to harm other clubs chasing promotion to the Premier League.
Signing Skipp won’t be easy but if Forest could pull it off it’s a deal which probably would go down well with plenty of supporters.