Date: 11th October 2017 at 1:56pm
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Young midfielder Oliver Skipp has been named as the best upcoming talent at Tottenham.

The Guardian have selected their 2017 Next Generation stars from each of the 20 Premier League clubs to highlight future players.

Skipp has been selected as the next best thing from Spurs’ first-year scholars and is being tipped for big things.

Tashan Oakley-Boothe, Marcus Edwards and Cameron Carter-Vickers have been the Spurs picks for the past three years.

Skipp is recognised as a defensive midfielder and is a product of the academy at the North London club, but can also fill in as an emergency defender if required.

The 17-year-old was a regular in the Under-18s side last season for Spurs and played in 18 games for them across all competitions.

Skipp has been promoted to the Under-23s team this campaign and is a firm favourite of John McDermott, who is the club’s head of player development.

The English youngster is a no-nonsense midfielder that loves a tackle and is also technically gifted meaning he is brilliant in possession.

OPINION

Spurs have produced some great talents in recent years and there are plenty of role models for Skipp to try and emulate. Senior manager Mauricio Pochettino is not afraid to hand emerging talents a role in the first team and Skipp will hope that he gets his opportunity in the near future. The midfielder is built in the similar mould as Harry Winks, who has recently made the step up from youth level to first team at Spurs. Winks made his senior debut for England during the international break and is the perfect example for Skipp to follow.