first_imgTOTTENHAM are keen to tie down talented young midfielder Oliver Skipp to a new long-term contract, according to reports.The 19-year-old was hailed by Jose Mourinho for his “phenomenal” performance during the penalty shootout FA Cup defeat to Norwich.2 Tottenham are ready to offer home-grown star Oliver Skipp a new contractCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe academy graduate played the full 120 minutes of the tie in what was only his first start in all competitions under the Portuguese.Yet according to Football Insider, Spurs regard Skipp as one of three outstanding youngsters at the club alongside Japhet Tanganga and Troy Parrott.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursAnd they are ready to reward him for his impressive progress over the last two seasons by offering the England U21 star a new contract.Skipp’s current deal expires in the summer of 2021 and talks over his long-term future are expected to take place soon.The report adds that his development was one of the reasons why Mourinho sanctioned Victor Wanyama’s free transfer to Montreal Impact.Phenomenal. Very, very good. Very, very good, solid performance. He was always in control of the game.Jose Mourinho on Oliver SkippThe Special One raved about Skipp’s showing against Norwich, despite his side crashing out of the FA Cup to the Premier League’s bottom club.He said: “Phenomenal. Very, very good. Very, very good, solid performance.”Even with the yellow card I kept him for two hours, first of all because Winks was in trouble, secondly because he was so solid, so mature, so confident that I was never afraid of a second yellow card coming.”He was always in control of the game. We could see the difference also on the physical condition of him and the people who us playing all the time.”In this moment I am really sad for the players and the fans, but I am thinking already about what next and I am really, really worried about playing in two days.”Spurs face a tough trip to Burnley this weekend just days before their crunch Champions League second-leg tie against RB Leipzig on Tuesday.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMost Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThe north Londoners are already a goal down from the first clash and Mourinho has hinted that Skipp may be in line for more minutes as he looks to manage his injury-hit squad during both games.He added: “Trying to give my boys a chance to go to Leipzig with a minimum of conditions to fight against a fresh team, a team with incredible solutions and options and rotations.”I have to think about a Saturday match and a Tuesday match and try to decide which one is the priority and which one is the one where I can give some of my boys under huge fatigue the best possible chance.”2 Jose Mourinho hailed Skipp for his performance in the FA Cup defeat to NorwichCredit: Getty Images – GettyJose Mourinho reacts to Eric Dier incident saying he was helping his younger brother during altercationlast_img

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