Paul Robinson has claimed that he expects Tottenham Hotspur striker Troy Parrott to go out on loan next season despite being handed a new contract.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs stopper claimed that the teen sensation, 18, still has a lot of learning to do before he can be a regular first team feature.
Parrott was handed a new deal by Tottenham earlier this week that will keep him in north London until at least 2023.
But while Robinson acknowledged the starlet’s potential, he was also eager to be realistic about where his progress currently stands.
“He’s only 18,” he told Football Insider.
“He’s got a cap for Ireland, he’s not even played a full game this year. He’s got 66 minutes of a League Cup and five minutes in the Premier League – so he’s not getting his opportunities at Spurs at the moment but he’s a quality player.
“I think in the future, (next season) we’ll possibly see him going out on loan.
“Mourinho obviously looked to find a number nine in the window and he hasn’t done that, but Son or Moura plays up there in Harry Kane’s absence.
“Parrott has got a long way to go, he’s got a lot of learning to do, but there’s nobody better to sit behind and learn from than Harry Kane when he’s fit.
“I think potentially we will see him go out on loan but rewarding the young lad with a contract is the done thing.”
Parrott was given his first Premier League outing by Jose Mourinho in the 5-0 win over Burnley back in December.
That senior debut came nearly a month after his first full international, however, with the forward bagging an assist in the Republic of Ireland’s 3-1 friendly win over New Zealand in mid-November.
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