Exclusive: Big Troy Parrott development after Tottenham U-turn
Tottenham have put the block on striker Troy Parrott going out on loan this month after a U-turn, Football Insider can reveal.
Spurs had indicated they would allow the Republic of Ireland prodigy, 17, to head to a Championship club for the second half of the season.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Jose Mourinho and the hierarchy have now changed their minds and Parrott is set to remain at the club.
That is a blow to the youngster’s suitors, with Football Insider revealing earlier this week that QPR had registered their interest in the teenage forward along with London and second-tier rivals Charlton Athletic.
Mourinho had felt Parrott was not quite ready for his Spurs side and needed senior experience under his belt.
The U-turn comes at a time when Tottenham have been pursuing a new centre-forward in the final days of the window after announcing the signing of Steven Bergwijn from PSV Eindhoven yesterday.
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Multiple offers have been submitted but the Londoners have yet to agree a deal and their search is set to go down to the wire.
Talisman Harry Kane has been ruled out until at least April after undergoing hamstring surgery to leave Tottenham short of orthodox centre-forwards.
Parrott has made two Spurs appearances and has also already been capped by Republic of Ireland, providing an assist in a 3-1 friendly victory over New Zealand.
In other Tottenham news, a senior first teamer has told Daniel Levy he wants to quit by tomorrow night after major transfer twist.