Jamie O’Hara has made an exciting predicition that Oliver Skipp is going to be a “big player” for Tottenham in the future.
Skipp, 20, is currently on a season-long loan away from Spurs with Championship club Norwich City.
Not only has the central midfielder been an ever-present in the Norwich XI, but he’s been a major driving force for a team that has secured their automatic promotion back to the Premier League.
The England Under-21 international has been gigantic in the centre of the park this campaign, sitting in front of the defence dominating the ball and breaking up play.
He’s set to return to Spurs at the end of the season, with many expecting a lot from him at the north London club.
O’Hara has talked up the talent of the loaned-out youngster, who he’s even described as better than current first teamer Harry Winks.
25-year-old Winks is a midfielder that was developed in the Spurs academy, just like Skipp, and has made 167 senior appearances for the club.
“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.
There are certainly big comparisons that can be made between Skipp and Winks when it comes to their midfield playing style.
Skipp, who is still raw at the top level, surely deserves a chance to be around the first-team group in pre-season to show if he’s ready to be a regular.
He’s passed the Championship test with flying colours, and looks like someone who could bring some much-needed composure to the Spurs XI.
Meanwhile, Winks has had a difficult individual campaign where he’s played just 24 games across all competitions, and it’s been a while since fans saw the 10-time capped England international at his very best.