Former Coventry City striker Noel Whelan has urged Tottenham to let Troy Parrott go out loan for the remainder of the campaign in order to get some playing time under his belt.
The 17-year-old has some big expectations on his shoulders both at Tottenham as well as in his home country.
This season, he has already been handed his Premier League debut for Jose Mourinho and has won his first senior cap for the Republic of Ireland.
There was hope among some Spurs fans that he would get more of a look in after the injury to Harry Kane but the youngster has been overlooked by Mourinho.
The Spurs boss has made it clear recently that he doesn’t feel Parrott is ready yet to fill the void left in the team by Kane’s absence (Football.London).
Football Insider have claimed that Charlton Athletic are interested in taking the striker on loan for the remainder of the season.
Whelan feels the move to the Championship club could suit Parrott as he needs to be play on a regular basis
When asked if the forward was ready to make the transition into the first team, he told Football Insider: “I think so. He’s not in the plans for Jose – and there is an opening right now because of the injury to Harry Kane.
“He’s very young, very raw still, needs to learn the game, but he’s got so much potential. Very exciting young player, already had a cap with the Republic of Ireland.
“He’s a player I think definitely needs to get out there and be playing regularly.
“Charlton, just down the road, if they’re willing to give him that game time then definitely. Get him out there now.”
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Seeing as it is clear that he is not going to get a look in at Spurs, a loan move might be needed. We have to be patient with Parrott and realise that he is still extremely young and raw. He could need a couple of seasons in the Championship to be ready to make the step up.
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