Opinion: This young man is the future of the Tottenham front line

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Troy Parrott is destined to become a top Irish striker, showing clear traits of an old school number 9.

He has shown his talent in the UEFA Youth League playing 5 games and netting 3 goals, he has also set the u18 Premier League on fire with 12 games played and 15 goals – impressing Pochettino & his coaching staff (TransferMarkt).

The 17-year-old has already been on the lips of some of the greatest former Spurs strikers, including Robbie Keane, who scored 124 times for the North London club. Keane said: “Has he got the ability? Absolutely. I speak to Pochettino all the time, and he loves him. Perez loves him too” (Pundit Arena).

Pochettino had insisted that Troy should not go with the Ireland youth set up for a recent tournament, which perhaps shows that the Argentine manager highly regards Troy Parrott and is wasting no time in prioritising his development at a prestigious club like Tottenham (Independent).

Troy Parrott is in no safer hands – with number 1 England striker, Harry Kane.

Already revealing his praise, Troy spoke to the press and said: “Harry Kane has done unbelievably well and he’s someone I can look up to and can learn from as a striker” (The Sun).

A type of player in his mould is perfect to Pochettino’s Tottenham side, energetic & hard working. Perfectly suited to his high pressing team.

Ahead of training weeks in advance at Spurs’ state of the art training ground, the youngster was called upon against a strong and established Juventus side. Including a back 4 with the likes of vastly experienced Italian international Leonardo Bonucci.

He appeared in a very impressive 45 minutes, showing great intensity – then making an intelligent overlapping run past Son Heung-Min who played him in and took a show which was saved, then tapped in by Spurs winger, Erik Lamela.

Again on Thursday, the young Irishman put a satisfying display up, putting himself up to an established side in Man United.

He didn’t look out of depth and played at all, playing a crucial part in linking up Spurs’ play and creating chances. He reminds me of Teddy Sheringham, see’s everything before anyone else does, very intelligent striker at just 17.

The technically gifted and brave number 9 will now look to make even more of an impact in the remaining friendlies in the ICC tournament & Audi Cup against some of Europe’s finest. 

Will we see his first senior goal this summer?

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