Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has spoken of his excitement about seeing young Spurs striker Troy Parrott continue his development.
The 17-year-old striker is highly rated at the club and boasts of a fantastic goalscoring record at different youth levels.
He was part of the first-team squad during’s the club’s pre-season tournaments and impressed with his performances in friendlies against the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid.
He was subsequently named in the club’s Champions League squad by Mauricio Pochettino and went on the make his first-team debut in the League cup game against Colchester.
New Spurs boss Jose Mourinho handed the teenager, who has already made his senior debut for the Republic of Ireland, his first Premier League start against Burnley last Saturday.
When asked to name the Spurs player to watch out for next year, Robinson told Football Insider, “Somebody who’s hardly played yet, gone one [Spurs] appearance under his belt but Troy Parrott, he’s got his first cap for the Republic of Ireland and he’s still only 17.
“Pochettino has had him in and around the squad for a while, he’s working with Harry Kane on a daily basis so I think if somebody is to take the load off Harry Kane, if they’re not going to sign anybody, he’s one to watch, whether he goes out on loan or he stays next season.”
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There is already huge expectations on Parrott’s shoulders not just at Spurs but also in his home country. It is important that we are patient with him during his development phase and don’t put too much pressure on his shoulders. I believe the 17-year-old will be better of going on loan as he is unlikely to get the game time he needs to fast forward his development at Tottenham.
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