Tottenham Hotspur are currently without a recognised striker, as Harry Kane has been ruled out until early April with a hamstring issue for which he needed surgery.
Lucas Moura is currently filling the role for Spurs, with Heung Min Son also an option, but neither could be classed as out-and-out strikers.
After Llorente’s contract ran out in the summer and Vincent Janssen was sold, Harry Kane become the club’s only real option up front.
However, young Troy Parrott does represent a legitimate option in the academy system, as the 17-year-old has been extremely impressive this season. Despite this, he has yet to be given much of a chance under Mourinho.
I believe that Mourinho is trying to send a message to Daniel Levy that Tottenham need a new striker for the rest of the season, a replacement for Kane until he returns.
While I am sure that Spurs are looking at that option, part of me doubts that a signing will be made.
Therefore, once the window shuts and Mourinho is forced to play with what he has, I believe he will start to bring Parrott into the side.
At the moment, any use of Parrott may give Levy the feeling that another striker is not needed, which Mourinho will not want to risk.
With reports stating that Spurs are hopeful that Parrott will sign a new contract in February, as his current one ends in the summer of 2021, I believe that this could be the catalyst for his jump into the first-team set-up.
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