Jose Mourinho would have been made aware of Oliver Skipp directly from the off when he joined Tottenham Hotspur.
Prods have had high trusts in the 19-year-old for quite a while as he’s made his way through the young ranks inside the club.
Skipp, who originates from a Spurs supporting family, would have been flagged up to Mourinho in his first gathering with academy head John McDermott, who has since left for a job at the FA.
The England U21 international is technically brilliant ready, can play as either a holding or box to box midfielder, and is tactically extremely smart and trained.
Footage developed as of late from the Dutch U21 team’s changing room at half-time during a match between the Netherlands and England in November.
This is the conversation that took place among the gathering of Dutch players throughout that break in the game.
To get that resenting praise behind closed doors from youthful Netherlands internationals, known for their own technical greatness, shows the ability the Spurs teenager has.
Skipp has gotten those turns, the little pirouettes, from Mousa Dembele and Harry Winks, however, it’s another previous Tottenham midfielder, one who came back to the club for a concise spell as U18s manager, who left a permanent mark on him.