Opinion: Why Spurs fans should be thrilled that Parrott exit leaves Kane as only striker

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Tottenham Hotspur have long since had just one senior striker on their books in Harry Kane after Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen both left the club in the summer of 2019.

However, the Lilywhites did have a rather promising young talent by the name of Troy Parrott to call on if needed, technically the only natural back-up to Kane.

While Mourinho often favoured the likes of Heung-min Son, Steven Bergwijn, Dele Alli, and Lucas Moura in makeshift striker roles during Kane’s injury, Parrott was handed his Premier League debut and a run out in the FA Cup under the Special One.

Unfortunately, Spurs fans will not be seeing the young Irishman breaking into the Tottenham side this season as the club announced his loan to Millwall this week.

However, supporters should be thrilled that Harry Kane is now the only out-and-out striker taking part in Tottenham’s first-team training sessions.

In my opinion, the Parrott loan absolutely confirms that Tottenham will 100% be bringing in a new striker this summer.

It remains to be seen whether that figure will be an experience target man, a pacy forward to partner Kane, or a young up-and-comer to sit on the bench, but Spurs fans should rest easy that a new striker is on the way!

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  1. ” …the Parrott loan absolutely confirms that Tottenham will 100% be bringing in a new striker this summer.” … It doesn’t confirm anything of the sort! … Spurs have been without an out and out back up striker since March 2017, when Vincent Janssen scored his second and last goal for the club, a period of 3 1/2 years. Has that prompted Levy to go out and finance a replacement? Parrott was never a genuine back-up striker option at his age, so in 3 1/2 years the situation has remained unchanged. Given COVID 19’s impact on THFC’s finances, if you think Spurs are 100% guaranteed to bring in a new striker, I would suggest you need to study Daniel Levy’s transfer outlay policy and record rather more closely.


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