Tottenham Hotspur have had a good record when it comes to producing players via their academy in recent years.
Of course, the most high-profile player to have come through the ranks at the club of late is Harry Kane, who has gone on to make 278 appearances for them so far, scoring a ridiculous 181 goals in that time (Transfermarkt).
There are other examples of players from the academy who have made it, too. Harry Winks has racked up 132 appearances in all competitions for Spurs (Transfermarkt), whilst Japhet Tanganga has recently broken into the team under Jose Mourinho, starting in four of their last six Premier League games (Transfermarkt).
Another youngster who they have at the club is midfielder Oliver Skipp. He was a favourite of former manager Mauricio Pochettino and it looked as though he would become another successful graduate when the Argentine handed him 12 appearances in all competitions last term (Transfermarkt).
However, he has failed to build on that and this season he has played just 117 minutes of football, 35 of which have come under Mourinho (Transfermarkt).
Could Erik Lamela play through the middle?
Tottenham fan account @COYS_com asked supporters if they thought that Skipp would make it at the club but they couldn’t come to a majority verdict. Some feel that he will eventually come good, with one even suggesting he will be “better than Winks“, whilst others can’t see him ever becoming a regular first team player in north London.
Here is what some had to say…
Sadly no…. Think there is too many in front of him now
— Lee Adler (@AdlerSussudio) February 27, 2020
Yes. Has a fantastic attitude and I liked him pre season.
— Seasoned Dirtbag (@seasoneddirtbag) February 27, 2020
I have more chance of winning the lotto. Time will tell ofcourse but his future lies in a Watford or a Brighton in my view
— Erik Geo (@ErikGeo2) February 27, 2020
Yes, always looked a top assured midfielder with a long career ahead. Surprised he hasn’t played more, perhaps v Norwich in FACup?
— hugh johnson (@HughNTJohnson) February 27, 2020
No too lightweight
— Alan Lazarus (@ABLkidlazar) February 27, 2020
He will be better than Winks. Not hard though.
— Elliott Goss (@elliottgoss69) February 27, 2020
He will be another Tom Carroll
— Chris (@chrislh1990) February 27, 2020
Yes let’s give him a go soon, defensive midfielder our weakest spot in team along with right back.
— Karen Davies (@kdthfc) February 27, 2020
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