Noel Whelan has urged Tottenham striker Troy Parrott to find a new club next season, in an exclusive with Football Insider.
The former Leeds United forward believes it is time for Parrott to join a Championship side on loan.
Tottenham recently revealed the youngster has undergone surgery to remove his appendix after scans showed signs of appendicitis, which has ruled him out for several weeks, via the club’s official website.
He will now start the recovery process and should be able to return to training by the end of June.
Nevertheless, the pundit feels he wasn’t a part of Jose Mourinho’s plans anyway, as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have recovered from injury.
Whelan told football writer Dylan Childs: “I cannot see him getting an opportunity in the near future, not now that Harry Kane is fit and everyone is back in full training.
“He is a player that has got immense talent. But if Mourinho wanted to use him, he would have used him when Kane and Son were injured.
“If he cannot get a game when there is no strikers fit he was certainly not going to get any minutes when everybody is fit.”
He concluded: “He needs to get out on loan for a full season to a very good Championship side who play a good style of football. He needs to find out more about himself.”
As it stands, it is difficult to disagree with Whelan on this one, as Mourinho has been unwilling to use Parrott so far, even though he was Spurs’ only recognised striker during Harry Kane’s lengthy absence.
A loan away from White Hart Lane would is surely the best thing for Parrott at this stage of his career.
The Irishman has scored plenty of goals at youth level, including six strikes in four UEFA Youth League games (Transfermarkt), and it is fair to say he is ready for the next challenge.
Evidently, a loan move would benefit all parties involved, as it is unlikely Mourinho will give him a chance anytime soon. He needs to be playing regularly in order to test himself, which is something the Portuguese cannot guarantee.
There is no doubt he would gain vital experience if he moves to a Championship club, which could give Spurs an added bonus, as he would return ready to challenge for a place in the first team.
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