Highly-rated youngster Troy Parrott may have just taken a step closer to the Tottenham Hotspur first team.
The Irish Independent are reporting that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has rejected a request from Ireland U-19 manager Tom Mohan to release Parrott for international duty.
Their European finals tournament falls outside of FIFA international windows which gives clubs the power on whether they permit their players to take part.
The report claims that Pochettino snubbed the request as he wishes to use the 17-year-old as part of his squad for Tottenham’s pre-season.
Parrott has trained with the first-team since the players returned to Hotspur Way on Monday which is not something unfamiliar as he also mixed it up with the club’s stars during sessions over the last campaign.
In April, Parrott scored a brace during the club’s Under-23 match against Swansea City which included a stunning free-kick.
Previous academy players including Oliver Skipp and Luke Amos have made the most of their opportunity to play during pre-season which saw them rewarded with first team debuts last season.
Based on Parrott’s potential, I would certainly not bet against him being given a run out this year.
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