Report: Club tried to sign Parrott on loan before League of Ireland season – Spurs were open

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Dom Le Roy

A report from the Irish Mirror has revealed that Dundalk attempted to sign Troy Parrott on loan before the start of the League of Ireland season this year.

The young Tottenham forward has enjoyed a successful breakthrough season without actually getting many minutes under his belt in North London.

Mauricio Pochettino handed him his full Spurs debut in a League Cup match against Colchester at the start of the season, before Jose Mourinho gave him a Premier League debut later in the year.

Parrott was also welcomed into the Republic of Ireland U21 set-up for the first time this season, scoring three goals in two games.

Keeping his stint in the youth side short and sweet, Parrott was then called up to the senior team by Mick McCarthy and his made his debut in a friendly against New Zealand.

Spurs were apparently open to letting Parrott join Dundalk on loan but eventually decided against it as it would affect his B list status for UEFA competitions.

Tottenham needed him to remain at the club for two consecutive years for him to qualify as homegrown on this list, meaning he had to remain past the January transfer window until his February birthday.

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