Tottenham received a huge blow to their Champions League and top four hopes when Harry Kane once again injured that ever increasingly problematic left ankle. While Kane remains sidelined, there’s an opportunity to look at those who are less well-known to the Tottenham faithful.
Troy Parrott’s name started to reverberate around Tottenham earlier in the season when Harry Kane was last subject of an ankle injury. The talented 17-year-old was subsequently involved in the match day squad against Leicester in December and has since signed his first professional contract with the club – a great achievement for the striker that was born in 2002.
— Troy Parrott (@troyparrott9) February 4, 2019
The striker (who drew comparisons with Robbie Keane in the Sun back in January) has been ruthless this season in the U18 Premier League, scoring 11 goals and assisting three in just seven appearances (TransferMarkt). Perhaps most noticeably was Parrott’s most recent performance against Chelsea, in which he scored a fantastic double consisting of a clinical nutmeg finish and a curling free-kick that found its way into the top corner.
The Irishman was unfortunate in that an injury to his toe kept him out for seven weeks. But he has hit the ground running upon his return, including the goals against Chelsea, as well as representing the u23 team last week.
Since arriving to the youth team after a switch from Belvedere FC, Parrott has certainly made a name for himself. With Kane injured again, there is certainly an opportunity for a youngster to step up. Tottenham do have Fernando Llorente to fall back on, with Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura also more than capable up top. But it wouldn’t be a surprise should Parrott be involved in another match day squad.
Who knows, next time he could actually be involved.
Regardless of whether Parrott does make an impact this season, it looks inevitable he will be a presence in years to come. The striker looks to be playing beyond his years and under Mauricio Pochettino, anything is possible. Tottenham fans will hope they’ve found a genuine back up to Harry Kane.
Tottenham fans – what do you think of Troy Parrott so far? Will he make it as a Tottenham player in the future?
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