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As Tottenham reportedly eye Sean Longstaff, what about Olivier Skipp?

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As Tottenham reportedly eye Sean Longstaff, what about Olivier Skipp?

Tottenham Hotspur are apparently interested in signing Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff.

The Magpies starlet burst onto the scene earlier this season after making his long-awaited debut against Liverpool at Anfield.

He has really caught the eye since gaining Rafa Benitez’s trust, and had struck up an quietly impressive partnership with Isaac Hayden.

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Unfortunately for the starlet, he recently picked up a knee injury and is expected to miss most of the rest of the season at least after colliding with West Ham United’s Robert Snodgrass.

It looks as though Longstaff did enough during his nine-game run to catch the attention of Spurs, who The Guardian claim have been scouting him – but what would his signing mean for one of their own youngsters?

 

TBR’s view

It would be interesting to see what any signing of Longstaff would mean for Oliver Skipp.

He is basically Tottenham’s current equivalent of Longstaff, and the pair play in the same position.

Skipp is three years younger than Longstaff at just 18 years of age, but that aside there aren’t too may difference between them.

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The Newcastle man has played two games more than Skipp in the Premier League, but has been out on loan a couple of times unlike the Lilywhites youngster.

Skipp is highly rated at Tottenham, but Longstaff signing would surely damage his prospects of breaking into the first-team early on. He may end up having to go out on loan somewhere, just as Longstaff himself did.

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