Journalist reveals Troy Parrott dilemma Spurs are facing in their quest for a striker

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Tottenham’s failure to sign a striker in the January transfer window proved costly for the club after Son Heung-min joined Harry Kane on the treatment table in February.

Without their two most prolific forwards, Jose Mourinho’s side struggled to score goals and get wins under their belt.

Signing a forward to serve as Kane’s backup is reported to be one of the club’s priorities when the transfer market reopens in the summer (Bild).

Tottenham have been linked with younger striking options including Victor Osimhen (Sky Sports) and Luka Jovic  (Daily Star) as well as more experienced players like Arkadiusz Milik (CalcioNapoli24) and Olivier Giroud (TEAMtalk).

Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has now revealed that the club are more likely to bring in an experienced player to help take the goalscoring burden off Kane’s shoulders and they are said to be mindful that the recruitment of a youthful striker could block Troy Parrott’s path to the first-team.

The highly-rated 18-year-old penned a new deal with the North Londoners in January.

Gold claims that Tottenham will invest significant funds in a forward during the next window and that an experienced striker like Giroud, who is available on a free transfer would be the most economical option for the club.

Spurs Web Opinion

Regardless of which striker we bring in this summer, I cannot see Troy Parrott getting too much game time next season. I want to see the youngster loaned out to a Championship club so that he can play competitive football and continue his development. Based on Jose’s words about the teenager, I predict it will take at least one more season before he is involved regularly with the Spurs first-team.

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  1. The truth is probably closer to the notion that Tottenham FC don’t want to bring in any striker younger than middle-aged (see Llorent, Giroud) that might be seen as any sort of threat to Kane’s one-man-band “talismanic” status. They are so afraid if there is any perceived affront to Kane that it will prompt him to leave in a huff. So, the hidebound, doomed narrow approach of Spurs carries on — with Parrott indefinitely out of the picture, Kane likely to get injured again (he is so overused), and a forward who is no threat to Kane (or on goal either) pretending to fill in for him.


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