Exclusive: Wonderkid urged to stay at Spurs & 'Mould himself' on superstar

Paul Robinson has claimed Tottenham wonderkid Troy Parrott is potentially better off staying next season even if the club sign a new striker in the summer.

The former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested training with Harry Kane on a daily basis will vastly improve the 18-year-old.

Parrott has only four substitute appearances for the first-team this season, despite Spurs playing with no recognised striker since February.

Son Heung-Min joined Kane on the sidelines after he fractured his arm against Aston Villa but Jose Mourinho decided against handing the young striker, who has scored 11 goals in 7 youth appearances this season, his first start.

Robinson insisted the teenager needs to be at Spurs to take advantage of any opportunities that were to arise next year.

“He is still very young,” he told Football Insider.

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“If the club thinks sending him out on loan will benefit him, he would certainly command a loan to a Premier League side or a top Championship side.

“At Spurs, there is the potential for him to play cup games.

“Being in and around the squad he can learn from Harry Kane.  Subconsciously you pick up all of his traits, his habits, and his finishing if you work with him in training. You mould yourself without even knowing it.

“It is important to get football but with injuries and suspensions, he might get two or three games and score a bagful. We saw it with Rashford. Football is all about timing. If he is out on loan they cannot recall him.”

The Lilywhites confirmed earlier this year that Parrott had signed a new contract with the club until the summer of 2023.

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