'We may see him in different shirt next season' - Exclusive: Spurs starlet tipped for move
Kevin Phillips has tipped Tottenham starlet Troy Parrott to be at a different club next season as he urged him to go on loan.
The former Sunderland and West Brom striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed the 18-year-old needs regular to continue his progressions as a player.
Parrott has made four appearances for the first team this season – all as substitutes.
This is despite Spurs playing with no recognised striker since mid-February when Son Heung-min joined Harry Kane on the sidelines after fracturing his arm against Aston Villa.
The club confirmed in February that the teenager had signed a new contract with the Lilywhites until 2023.
Asked by Football Insider if a loan move was the next logical step for the Irish striker, Phillips said: “If you are not going to be involved week in and week out and not get game time – how are you going to develop your game? There is no substitution for playing week in and week out and developing your game and developing into a man.
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“Everyone keeps talking about Troy Parrott and he has potential. Mick McCarthy said he was disappointed Troy Parrott did not go out on loan in January.
“I think we could see him in a different colour shirt next season. It will be interesting what sort of club he will go to.”
Republic of Ireland manager, Mick McCarthy told the Irish Times: “I wish he’d gone to Charlton and played games on loan.”
Harry Kane enjoyed four loan spells before establishing himself as a regular at White Hart Lane, playing for Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich, and Leicester between 2011 and 2013.