Exclusive: Midfielder agrees terms with Tottenham
Tottenham wonderkid Oliver Skipp has agreed the terms of a new contract with the club, according to the Football Association.
New documents registered with the governing body show that the central midfielder, 17, signed a fresh deal with Spurs on 16 September.
There has been no announcement from Tottenham about a new contract for Skipp, who has a profile on the official Spurs website.
But paperwork on the official FA website shows that an agreement was reached for the youngster to extend his association with Tottenham three months ago.
Skipp is highly regarded by the Spurs academy coaches, who see him as the next teen ace capable of progressing from the youth set-up and establishing himself in the first team like Harry Kane and Harry Winks.
The teenager has dominated older players at Under-19s and Under-23s levels this season and there is a growing feeling he could be the next star of an internal production line that has allowed Danny Rose to develop into England’s outstanding left-back and also kickstarted the careers of the likes of Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason, Tom Carroll and Andros Townsend, who were all sold for multi-million pound fees in the last 18 months.
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Football Insider verdict
Skipp is a hugely rated youngster at Spurs and has replaced Marcus Edwards as the young gun on everyone’s lips in and around the club. A central midfielder of grit and guile, he can create and destroy in equal measure and has the ability to take on board information from coaches and put it immediately into effect. Skipp has looked too good not only at Under-18 level, but also for Tottenham’s Under-23s, where competition for places is intense. Should he continue to develop at his current rate, it is surely only a matter of time as to when he is fast-tracked into the senior set-up.