Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign another striker in the January transfer window, that is according to a report from the Telegraph.
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The Portuguese wants to bring in a back-up option to Harry Kane, as Fernando Llorente was not replaced after he departed in the summer.
Mourinho is set to embark on his first transfer window as Spurs manager and may look to reshape the squad a little to put his own stamp on it.
According to the Telegraph, a striker will be one of his targets in January as he looks to bring in a back-up option to Kane.
There is no doubt that the England captain will remain first choice, but they are a little thin on the ground in terms of strikers and if anything were to happen to Kane, then it could severely hamper them, hence why they are looking for back-up.
There is no doubt that there is a huge weight of responsibility on the shoulders of Kane, who remains the only out-and-out first-team striker at the club.
Whilst Son Heung-min can cover him, his regular position is wide on the left (Transfermarkt) and adding a new striker to their ranks would allow the South Korean to remain there should anything happen to Kane.
However, if they do sign another striker, then it would be bad news for young Troy Parrott.
The 17-year-old has been enjoying an outstanding season for the club’s youngsters, netting six times in four appearances in the UEFA Youth League (Transfermarkt) as well as scoring twice in an FA Youth Cup win against holders Liverpool on Monday.
His form arguably deserves more first-team exposure than he has had so far. Indeed, he made just one appearance under Mauricio Pochettino in a League Cup tie against Colchester United, whilst he is yet to be utilised by Mourinho (Transfermarkt).
Spurs have shown before what can happen when young players are given a chance, with Kane being the prime example of a youth team player being promoted to the first team and proving a success.
But it appears that instead of giving Parrott more chances to play, his path to the first team will be hampered further by a January signing.
If this happens, then Mourinho would simply be repeating Pochettino’s mistake of overlooking the talented young Irishman. Several big clubs in Europe including Bayern Munich are reportedly monitoring him (Irish Post), so he is clearly supremely talented and could look to leave if chances to play are at a premium.
Could it be that Spurs come to regret the decision not to give him an opportunity in the first team in years to come?
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