Photo: Oliver Skipp snapped in Tottenham training

Oliver Skipp of Tottenham during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on August 21, 2017 in Enfield, England.

Oliver Skipp trained in Tottenham Hotspur's first-team session on Tuesday.

Oliver Skipp of Tottenham during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on August 21, 2017 in Enfield, England.

As the sun sets on the promise of one failed Tottenham Hotspur prospect, is it the dawn of another?

Marcus Edwards, who Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino likened to Lionel Messi a couple of years ago, looks to be on the brink of being sold by Spurs - and for only £5 million [Football London].

The 19-year-old has plenty of talent, but that is not a price-tag which suggests he has fulfilled his potential in North London and his failure to make the grade will be a cautionary tale to younger players in the academy.

One player who will be trying to succeed where Edwards failed is the highly-rated midfielder Oliver Skipp.

The 17-year-old is considered the next big thing in Spurs' youth ranks, with the club's Head of Development John McDermott describing him as an "outstanding" prospect in 2016.

Skipp, named by The Guardian as the Lilywhites' next big talent in 2017, is progressing at an alarming rate but although The Evening Standard reported that he wouldn't be considered for first-team action next season, could he?

The English wonderkid was photographed in Pochettino's first-team training session on Tuesday, which means that he is being observed by the Argentine manager at close quarters.

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Of course, being involved in a first-team session hardly means that he'll be among the first-team squad next season, but it does indicate that Pochettino is intrigued by Skipp and it'll be interesting to see if he can develop into the senior star that Edwards was supposed to be.

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