Spur’s midfielder Oliver Skipp can be as effective as West Ham’s Declan Rice, hails former Tottenham and Manchester City striker Paul Stewart.

Since returning from a successful loan spell in the Championship with Norwich City, Skipp has started both of Tottenham’s opening Premier League matches this season.

The 20-year-old has impressed upon his return to north London club, helping his side to win two games out of two and solidifying a spot in the team’s holding midfield position.

Skipp, who featured in the 2020/21 Championship team of the season, is now drawing comparisons to the likes of West Ham United’s Declan Rice.

Rice has blossomed and continued to improve in the Premier League over the past few years, helping him to achieve a starting spot at this summer’s European championships – becoming one of the country’s best defensive midfielders.

Stewart, who played three times for the England national team, claims that Oliver Skipp can follow in his footsteps.

“You know what, I’d like to see him do what Declan Rice does. I think he’s got that in him and I think he showed that at Norwich. The plaudits that have come out of East Anglia have been massive about Oliver Skipp.

“I think he can go on and be as effective as Declan Rice at West Ham.”

At the age of 20, Skipp certainly has time on his side to fulfill his potential with Tottenham over the next couple of seasons.

Having joined the club as a youth player it now seems that this could be his big break into the Premier League, and new manager Nuno Espirito Santo is definitely keen to give him more opportunities this season.