Jose Mourinho has shut the door on Troy Parrott being loaned out by Tottenham in January as he looks to tie him to a new contract, Football Insider has learned.
The teenage striker was an unused substitute for last night’s 3-1 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich even though Harry Kane was rested and did not travel to Germany.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Mourinho wants to keep Parrott in the first team set-up and convince him his future lies in north London.
This comes after Football Insider revealed last month that the club have opened talks with Parrott over a new contract to replace the deal he signed when he turned 17 in February.
The club are ready to hand Parrott a major pay hike in a new three-year agreement.
His current deal, signed when he turned 17 in February, runs until the summer of 2021.
Negotiations are advancing but Parrott wants assurances about his game time and where he fits into Mourinho’s plans before he puts pen to paper.
Parrott made his second Tottenham appearance and first in the Premier League in last Saturday’s 5-0 mauling of Burnley, coming off the bench with five minutes left.
The rising star has been a prolific scorer for club and country at age-group levels, and is already a full Republic of Ireland international.
But he is eager to add to his two first-team games, and may need further proof of how he fits into Mourinho’s plans.
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