Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson has said that he expects Troy Parrott to be sent out on loan next season.
Parrott has seen very little game time in recent weeks despite being the only fit ‘out and out’ striker at the club with Harry Kane still recovering from his hamstring injury.
The 18-year-old striker was also linked with a loan exit in January but ended up staying in North London (Sky Sports).
Despite a lack of opportunities under Jose Mourinho so far, the teenager still committed his future to the club by signing a new contract last week that runs until 2023.
Some Spurs fans on social media were delighted to see Parrott extend his stay and hoped that he would get more game time after signing a the new deal.
However, Robinson believes the Ireland international will likely be loaned out next season to get sufficient playing time.
When asked about Parrot, the former England number 1 told Football Insider: “He’s only 18. He’s got a cap for Ireland, he’s not even played a full game this year.
“He’s got 66 minutes of a League Cup and five minutes in the Premier League – so he’s not getting his opportunities at Spurs at the moment but he’s a quality player.
“I think in the future, (next season) we’ll possibly see him going out on loan. Mourinho obviously looked to find a number nine in the window and he hasn’t done that, but Son or Moura plays up there in Harry Kane’s absence.
“Parrott has got a long way to go, he’s got a lot of learning to do, but there’s nobody better to sit behind and learn from than Harry Kane when he’s fit.
“I think potentially we will see him go out on loan but rewarding the young lad with a contract is the done thing.”
Spurs Web Opinion
After failing to land a striker in January, I am sure that the club will be looking to buy a centre forward in the summer. So Parrott needs to go out on loan if he is to get minutes uder his belt and fast forward his development. The fact that he comitted his long-term future to the club suggests that he believes there is a pathway to the first team under Mourinho.
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