Exclusive: QPR make move to sign third Spurs player after Mourinho 19/20 green light
QPR have made an approach to sign Tottenham striker Troy Parrott on loan, Football Insider can reveal.
The Championship club are trying to land the Republic of Ireland prodigy as they look to bring in a third Spurs player before the window shuts on Friday.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that QPR have registered their interest in the 17-year-old forward along with London and second-tier rivals Charlton Athletic.
Jose Mourinho has given the green light for Parrott to go out on loan for the second half of the season after deeming him not quite ready for his Spurs side.
QPR manager Mark Warburton has an excellent relationship with Tottenham and already has two of their rising stars on loan, midfielder Luke Amos and winger Jack Clarke.
The teenager made his Premier League debut in the north Londoners’ 5-0 demolition of Burnley back in December.
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He had previously led the line for the first team in the surprise League Cup exit against Colchester United in September.
Mourinho has spoken warmly about Parrott’s potential but does not see him as the answer yet to his side’s need for attacking reinforcements.
Harry Kane has been ruled out until at least April after undergoing hamstring surgery and Tottenham are in talks to sign PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn.
Parrott also made his senior Republic of Ireland bow in November, providing an assist in a 3-1 friendly victory over New Zealand.
In other Tottenham news, Spurs have pulled the plug on a forward deal after extensive talks.