Former Tottenham defender Paul Stewart has exclusively told Football FanCast that Oliver Skipp could be as good as West Ham United star Declan Rice.
The midfielder has just completed his first full season at senior level, making 45 appearances in the Championship for Norwich to help Daniel Farke’s men secure promotion at the first time of asking.
And whilst both Teemu Pukki and Emiliano Buendia regularly drew the plaudits, the 20-year-old proved to be an unsung hero at Carrow Road – missing just one league game all season, and only an ankle problem kept him out of the final-day trip to Barnsley.
Skipp is already a regular at England Under-21 level, impressing in the group stages of the recent European Championships, and looks destined for a long career back at Spurs once he breaks into the first team.
He’s already had a taste of senior action back in north London having appeared 23 times under both Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho, but he was loaned out to Norwich last summer to continue his development rather than playing a likely bit-part role at Tottenham.
And Stewart has high hopes for the young midfielder, likening him to the West Ham captain when speaking to Football FanCast:
“He’s been phenomenal at Norwich. When Kane was younger, they loaned him out and he learned his trade and Skipp has done the same.
“Hopefully, he will offer the same as he’s offered at Norwich because I think he could be as good as Declan Rice, certainly with his performances at Norwich.”