Exclusive: Spurs tabling contract offer for player Mourinho calls 'Phenomenal'
Tottenham are ready to offer midfielder Oliver Skipp a new contract, Football Insider can reveal.
Spurs are set to turn their attention to tying down the young midfielder following his outstanding display in their FA Cup defeat to Norwich City.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that the club regard Skipp highly and want to reward him for his impressive progress over the last two seasons.
Talks are expected to take place soon over a new deal for the home-grown star, whose current agreement expires in the summer of 2021.
The 19-year-old’s development was one reason why Jose Mourinho gave the green light for Victor Wanyama to join Montreal Impact on a free transfer earlier this week.
Mourinho named Skipp in his starting XI for last night’s FA Cup loss on penalties to Norwich and the youngster played the full 120 minutes of the tie.
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He partnered fellow youth-team product Harry Winks in central midfield and the manager subsequently raved about his “phenomenal” performance in his post-match media conference.
Skipp is regarded as one of the three outstanding youngsters at the club along with striker Troy Parrott and defender Japhet Tanganga.
Parrott signed a new three-year contract last month, as first revealed by Football Insider, and Spurs are close to finalising a new and improved deal for Tanganga.
Skipp has graduated from the ranks to make 19 senior appearances for the club, seven of which have come this season.
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