Tottenham Hotspur have agreed terms with young striker Troy Parrott for his new contract, that is according to a report from Football Insider.
The 17-year-old’s current deal is set to expire in the summer of 2021 (HITC) but it seems that he will commit his long-term future to the club.
As reported by the Evening Standard, Spurs have been waiting until Parrott turns 18 before tying him down to a new contract.
The Republic of Ireland international’s 18th birthday is on 4th February 2020 and according to Football Insider, a new deal has now been agreed between the club and the player. The report suggests that the striker will sign a contract which runs until the summer of 2023, replacing the first professional deal he agreed to on the same date in 2019 (via RTE).
Tying Parrott down long-term would be an excellent piece of business from Spurs as he is one of the hottest young prospects on their books. Indeed, despite his tender years, he has already been given his Republic of Ireland debut by Mick McCarthy, playing 63 minutes of a friendly against New Zealand and even providing an assist (Transfermarkt).
He has been prolific at youth level for Tottenham, scoring six times in just four UEFA Youth League appearances whilst also scoring twice in the Premier League 2 and twice in the FA Youth Cup (Transfermarkt).
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Jose Mourinho gave him a late cameo appearance in the first team against Burnley back in December (Transfermarkt), but other than that he has been kept out of the limelight so far. However, it is surely only a matter of time before he starts featuring for the Portuguese and if he pens a new deal, that could encourage the ex-Chelsea chief to play him more often.
He is at the right place to improve, with one of the top strikers in the world in Harry Kane, a prominent figure at the club, having also progressed through the youth team himself.
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