Noel Whelan has urged Troy Parrott to go out on loan next season as the Tottenham striker recovers from his appendix operation last week.
The former Leeds United and Coventry striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested it is time for the 18-year-old to showcase his “immense talent” at a top Championship club.
On Saturday the club’s official website revealed that the young striker has undergone surgery to remove his appendix after medical staff found he had early signs of appendicitis.
Parrott will now begin his recovery before a return to training later in June with the Premier League scheduled to recommence on the 17th of the month.
Whelan claimed the teenager was far from Mourinho’s immediate plans with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min returning to fitness.
“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 told Football Insider.
“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 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.”
Spurs have been boosted by the return of Kane, Son, Moussa Sissoko and Steven Bergwijn as they prepare to host Manchester United on the weekend of the 20 June.
Parrott has made four appearances for the first team this season, all as a substitute.
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