Oliver Skipp signs new Tottenham deal

Skipp tipped as future Spurs captain by manager Jose Mourinho

Oliver Skipp has signed a new contract at Tottenham which will run until 2024
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Tottenham midfielder Oliver Skipp has signed a new contract.

The 19-year-old academy graduate, who has played 21 times for the Spurs first team, has signed a three-year-deal with option of a fourth.

He has been used intermittently by Jose Mourinho this season, and the manager has tipped him as a future Spurs captain - but he may need to go on loan first.

"In his mind he wants to go on loan, [for] six months, the whole season," Mourinho said.

"He feels that he needs that, I also feel that would be good for his evolution, so maybe that is the direction we go. I think he can be more than a player, he can be a future captain here."

Skipp says the last two years in and around the first team has "flown by" and was delighted to take part in a victory in his first north London derby against Arsenal last week.

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"I look back at that first tour and it seems like it was yesterday," he said. "I've experienced good things with the first team like being in the Champions League last year.

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"It's been a difficult season this season for everyone but I think that's something that I've learned from and hopefully I can use it pushing forward for the next seasons."

"We are delighted to announce that Oliver Skipp has signed a new contract with the club until 2024," said a Tottenham statement.

Skipp made his debut in the club's 3-1 Carabao Cup win at West Ham in October 2018, and has also represented England at four age levels.

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