Tottenham Hotspur sent a number of their players out on loan in the January transfer window, but 17-year-old Troy Parrott remains at the club.

Parrott is undeniably one of the brightest young talents in the Spurs academy, yet has struggled for first-team opportunities under Jose Mourinho.

It may have seemed as if a loan was the perfect move for all involved, but it has now been reported that a strange UEFA rule blocked any sensible chance of such a move (Daily Mail).

To be included on Tottenham’s Champions League UEFA B List as a homegrown talent, a player has to spend two continuous years at the club.

Parrott signed on his 16th birthday from Belvedere in Ireland, meaning that his two years is not up until February 4 this year.

If he had gone out on loan, he would have fallen short of the two-year period by a matter of days, and would have been required to start the period again to qualify for the B-list.

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