Opinion: Why I believe that Parrott may suddenly burst onto the scene in February

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Dom Le Roy

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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  1. It’s a distinct possibility — that he will burst onto the scene in February when it’s too late, Spurs having delayed his appearance all this time because he was too young. It’s that extra month of development that makes all the difference.

  2. In typical spursey way we are putting are faith in a untried 17 Yr old. When he fails to deliver he will be flooged of never to be seen in a spurs shirt again. The future is bright and all that rubbish. So in other words you are saying dl will back jose by not buying or loaning a striker forcing Jose to play parrott. To be honest I think our season is over. Southampton will beat us due to our lack of firepower and so will leipzig and the rest of the season will see us loose more than draw or win. I see us finishing around 13 th.


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