Robinson Exclusive: Spurs big name may have scuppered teammate's January move
Paul Robinson has suggested that Tottenham striker Troy Parrott was pencilled in for a move out on loan in January before Harry Kane’s injury setback.
The former Spurs and England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the 18-year-old is still a raw talent and could probably use a spell away to help his development as a player.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the club pulled a U-turn over letting him leave on loan during the January transfer window, although they have now agreed the terms of a new contract with the promising forward.
Robinson says Parrott needs to learn before he plays more for the Tottenham first-team but suggests Kane’s serious layoff dented his plans to move in January.
Asked if he was surprised Parrott had not featured more, Robinson told Football Insider: “Not really, not when you’ve got the likes of Son, Lucas Moura who can play that position more than capably.
“I think we forget how young Troy Parrott actually is. He’s still actually very, very young and if it wasn’t for Harry Kane’s injury, potentially he might be out on loan, gaining experience somewhere this season.
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“It’s all a learning process this season, he’s still learning, he’s still being educated and what better place to do it.”
Parrott has played just twice for the senior side at Spurs since breaking through the youth ranks, his debut coming in a 66 minutes runout against Colchester in the League Cup.
His first Premier League appearance came off the bench in the 5-0 win over Burnley, Mourinho handing him five minutes of game time.
In other Tottenham news, it can be revealed the club are prepared to sell a favourite of Mourinho this summer.