Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes Troy Parrott has made the right decision to go out on loan in the Championship next season to get some first-team experience under his belt.
Parrott is very highly thought of at Spurs, having made his Premier League debut along with winning his first senior cap for the Republic of Ireland before his eighteenth birthday.
However, the teenager has found opportunities hard to come by in North London, and has not been trusted by Jose Mourinho to lead the line even when the likes of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min were out injured (Evening Standard).
It was announced last week that the young striker will spend next season on loan at Millwall.
Robinson believes that the move is the right one for Parrott at this stage of his career and suggested that another year on the bench would have hampered his development.
When asked about the striker’s loan move to the Lions, the former England number one told Football Insider: “It will be a really good loan for him because he was not going to get any game time at Spurs.
“He has been in and around the squad enough this season, he knows what it is about and another season like that would have hampered his development as a player.
“He has spoke to Mourinho and decided that for his personal development, the best thing to do is to go out and play football.
“The competitiveness, the toughness of the Championship will stand him in good stead.
“He is a top player but he is stuck between a rock and a hard place. He is too good for the Under-23s, that will not develop him, and he is on the fringes of the first team. It is a great move for him.”
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Since Jose has made it pretty clear that he does not think Parrott is ready yet, a loan move was always going to be on the cards for the striker next season. This also guarantees that the club will look to sign a striker as a back up to Harry Kane this summer. Hopefully, Parrott can bang in the goals next season at the Den and make the case to Mourinho and his coaching staff that he deserves first-team opportunities at Spurs.
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