Tottenham are hopeful of agreeing a new Troy Parrott loan deal in the January window, Football Insider has learned.
This site broke the news on Wednesday that Spurs are set to terminate Parrott’s season-long Millwall loan at the midway point.
The Londoners are planning to take advantage of the recall option in the deal and bring the teenage striker, 18, back to north London.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that the club intend to then secure a fresh loan deal for Parrott.
The Premier League giants pursued a similar strategy with another of their young forwards, Jack Clarke, last season.
The wide man was loaned back to former club Leeds United in the first half of the campaign and, when he struggled for game time at Elland Road, he was recalled and then agreed a January deal with QPR for the second half of the season.
Like Clarke in 2019-20, Parrott has struggled to make as big an impact at Millwall as all parties had hoped.
This was initially due to injury, with an ankle problem meaning he did not make his Lions debut until 21 November.
Since then, Parrott has made nine first-team appearances, including five league starts, but he has started the last two matches on the bench.
That has appeared to be decisive in drawing up plans to terminate the loan spell.
Moreover, the young striker has yet to complete a match for his temporary employers, or open his scoring account.
Parrott had been expected to make a big impact in the Championship after breaking into the senior Spurs side last season.
The youngster, who earned his first Republic of Ireland cap at the age of 17, was used three times from the bench by his parent club and made one start came against Colchester in the EFL Cup.