Tottenham youngster Oliver Skipp tipped for top by Christian Eriksen ahead of AC Milan clash

OLIVER SKIPP has been tipped to become Tottenham’s next big thing – by Christian Eriksen no less.

The Danish superstar reckons the 17-year-old has what it takes to go to the very top.

 Oliver Skipp has shone for Tottenham so far in pre-season

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Oliver Skipp has shone for Tottenham so far in pre-season
 The youngster has been tipped for big things by Danish star Christian Eriksen

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The youngster has been tipped for big things by Danish star Christian Eriksen

Midfielder Skipp starred for Spurs’ Under-23 side last season in his first year as a full-timer at the club.

He made two starts in the Checkatrade Trophy and was the only player to start all of Tottenham’s eight games in the U-19 UEFA Youth League.

The Welwyn Garden City-born teen, who grew up in Hertford, has also represented England at U-16, 17 and 18 levels.

And now he is impressing on Tottenham’s pre-season tour of the US.

 Eriksen has backed the 17-year-old to reach the very top

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Eriksen has backed the 17-year-old to reach the very top
 Oliver Skipper impressed in cameos against Roma and Barcelona

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Oliver Skipper impressed in cameos against Roma and Barcelona

He is being touted as one to watch after excellent cameo appearances against Roma in San Diego and Barcelona in Los Angeles.

And he could feature in the final game against AC Milan in Minneapolis in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Eriksen said: “All of the young players have really shown great character on the tour. They come in and want to play. They’re very confident coming into the tour, all of them.

“A lot of them have trained with us a few times, guys like Luke Amos and Anthony Georgiou.

“But I think the guy who’s the youngest is probably Skippy, who’s really taken the game in his hands and is trying to do his thing. He’s been very good.

“What I like about him is his courage. He is not scared to get the ball, he is not scared to go forward and he is not scared to tackle. He’s an all-round midfielder.

“And I think with a lot of training, as he gets older, he will be there.”

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OLIVER SKIPP has been tipped to become Tottenham’s next big thing – by Christian Eriksen no less.