Tottenham Hotspur announced today that their 19-year-old academy striker, Troy Parrott, would be heading out on loan to Millwall in the Championship for the 2020/21 season.
This follows a breakthrough year for Parrott in North London in which he was handed his full Tottenham and Premier League debuts, albeit in a frustrating 12 months.
Hovering between the youth team and the first-team, Parrott only actually appeared 11 times at all age levels last season, scoring 11 goals in that time (TransferMarkt).
While training with the likes of Son and Kane would have been valuable for the youngster, the club clearly feel that it is now time to give him more minutes out on loan.
Tottenham certainly have a good track record of sending strikers to Millwall on loan, with Harry Kane having walked that same path during his own academy days.
In his first interview with Millwall, Parrott revealed that he cannot wait to get going and is grateful for Spurs allowing him to leave on loan in search of first-team minutes.
He said (Millwallfc.com) “I’m buzzing to get straight into things, I’m really looking forward to it. The crowd, the club itself – I’ve heard a lot of good things. When I’ve watched games, the littlest of things gets them going, and I want to be a part of something like that.
“It’s not hard to see from the outside that all [the fans] are looking for is someone to give 100% every game. When I was growing up playing football, that was the player I always was, so I feel as though I can fit it very well. I’m really excited to get going, work hard and give everything for the fans.
“I’m really grateful to Spurs for letting me go out on loan and get some regular football. Hopefully, I can improve a lot whilst at Millwall.”
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