Report: Spurs academy man named among top 40 young talents in the world

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur striker, Troy Parrott, has been named in Goal’s NxGn 2020 list of the top hundred players in world football born after January 1 2001.

Parrott is one of the most highly-rated talents to graduate from the Spurs academy in recent years, with the teenager having a prolific goal record for the youth sides.

The Irishman was handed his Premier League debut by Jose Mourinho in the 5-0 win against Burnley in December but has found chances few and far between ever since.

Great things are also expected of Parrott back in his home country, with the striker winning his first senior cap for the Republic of Ireland against New Zealand back in October 2019.

Parrott has now been rated as the 40th best young talent in world football by Goal’s NxGn 2020 list, with the report suggesting that the 18-year-old might be the man to fill the boots of Spurs and Ireland legend, Robbie Keane.

The report describes the Spurs striker as “a classic street footballer with excellent technique and keen instincts.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I expected Parrott to get more opportunities this season but Jose clearly doesn’t think he is ready for regular first-team football. I expect the youngster to be loaned out to a Championship club next season. Playing regular competitive football is crucial for his development.

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