Tottenham have had a string of players go from youngsters to first-team stars during the past five years, with the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Harry Winks all following that path.
Despite the fact Mauricio Pochettino is no longer the man in charge, it will be intriguing to see who the next breakout talent is at Spurs and who current boss Jose Mourinho has his eye on.
The Sun has reported this week that Manchester City are lining up a surprise £40million move for Spurs midfielder Winks and the club may consider allowing his exit to raise transfer funds to spend elsewhere.
Spurs have signed Pierre-Emile Hojberg from Southampton this summer, but they are not overloaded with quality options in the centre of the park and there would surely be a spot open if Winks did depart.
Oliver Skipp is one teenage talent that should be rubbing his hands together in excitement for next season and there may be a chance he can enjoy a breakout campaign, especially if Winks does him a favour and departs for the Etihad Stadium.
The 19-year-old can be encouraged by some cameo appearances from the bench in three of the four final Premier League games matches of last season, which shows he’s already in the senior plans of Mourinho.
He’s a no-nonsense defensive midfielder that may be small in stature, but is a determined tackler that is also good on the ball and a highly-rated talent to come out of the academy.
The English midfielder certainly is a rising star that needs to be playing on a more regular basis during the next year and it would be no surprise if a loan has been considered, as he played 11 games across all competitions last season.
But the door could be opening for Skipp to really make a push next season to try break into the Spurs XI and it’s clear that Mourinho rates him by his involvement in the past month.