Meet Troy Parrott: 16-year-old Tottenham wonderkid tipped to replace Harry Kane
Tottenham were left with an enormous hollow to fill after Harry Kane used to be dominated out till March with an ankle harm.
The North London facet also are with out Lucas Moura, while Heung-min Son has related up with South Korea for the Asia Cup leaving them with a scarcity of ahead choices.
Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen stay firmly out of favour – and studies recommend Mauricio Pochettino is thinking about turning to adolescence as a temporary repair.
He just lately passed 16-year-old Troy Parrott a spot of their matchday squad for his or her win at Leicester – and pundit Jim White instructed TalkSPORT he understands may well be in line for extra first crew motion.
“A top-level assembly is deliberate to have a look at all of the choices at the desk – even conceivable mortgage signings. Even younger academy potentialities,” White stated.
“One title being thought to be even at that point – and this may be a meteoric step-up – is an academy famous person, younger striker Troy Parrott.”
Pochettino is obviously an admirer of the teenager, pointing out he could be at ease throwing him into first crew motion after his involvement with the senior squad of their 2-Zero win at Leicester ultimate month.
After the sport, the Argentinian boss stated: “All the avid gamers that we have got within the squad, the more youthful ones like Oliver Skipp or Troy Parrott, who used to be concerned lately for the primary time, it’s as a result of they’re concerned within the first crew all through days, all through weeks, all through months, and it’s most effective to give the chance to play.
“I don’t doubt and I am not worried about players who are injured or don’t perform in their best, because we have another who can replace them.”
It is a reputation that has pop out of the blue, and the problem of changing one of the most Premier League’s height avid gamers and Tottenham’s talisman could be an enormous job.
But simply who’s Troy Parrott?
Parrott, who will flip 17 subsequent month, arrived on the Spurs adolescence academy from Ireland in 2017 and has burst onto the adolescence scene with 19 appearances this season.
He has notched 12 targets and 5 assists throughout that slate of appearances, together with Checkatrade Trophy and UEFA Youth League outings.
At global point, he has additionally inspired, scoring two times on the European Under 17 Championship prior to shifting up to the Republic of Ireland Under 19 facet, the place he has bagged 4 targets in 3 qualifiers.
It has led to him being dubbed Ireland’s “best prospect since Robbie Keane”, and he may just now get the danger to try to emulate the previous Spurs striker within the Premier League.