It’s been some season for Oliver Skipp.
The 20-year-old has flourished on loan from Tottenham at Norwich City this season and has been an ever-present figure at the heart of the Canaries midfield.
Skipp has made 43 appearances in the second tier for the Canaries, more than any other Norwich player this season, and has played a key role in Daniel Farke’s side securing an immediate return to the Premier League.
Effective in both an attacking and a defensive sense, Skipp has excelled at Championship level and has shown leadership qualities, composure and a passing range you’d expect from a player a lot older.
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There are hopes at Tottenham that Skipp can become a fundamental part of Spurs’ future, and former Spurs man Jamie O’Hara has issued his verdict on the emerging midfielder, labelling him as already better than one of Tottenham’s current first-teamers.
“He’s been excellent. He’s actually better than Harry Winks, and a lot of people are talking about him. He’s going to be a big player for Spurs I think,” O’Hara said on the Tottenham Hotspur Spurs Web Youtube channel.
It’s hard not to get excited about Skipp.
He’s been exceptional for Daniel Farke’s side and has arguably shown enough to suggest he deserves a crack in the Premier League next term.
A lot will depend on who the next Spurs manager is with regards to Skipp’s chances in the first-team next season in North London, but he’s clearly a player on an upwards trajectory whom has the qualities to adapt to the rigours and demands of top-flight football.
It’s perhaps a little early to start making Harry Winks comparisons, given Skipp is yet to play consistently in the Premier League, but he’s shown in the Championship this season just how much potential he really has.