Opinion: Tottenham make correct decision over attacking prodigy for next season

Tottenham Hotspur have announced that rising star Troy Parrott will spend next season out on loan at Championship side Millwall, in a move that makes sense for all parties.

The Irish centre forward is being touted in some corners as a superstar of the future, with his scoring record at age-grade level for Spurs impressive to say the least.

Many Tottenham fans have called for Parrott to be given his chance in the Lilywhites first-team squad, especially as the club lacks a tried-and-tested back-up number nine to Harry Kane.

Players such as Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min have operated in the centre forward role when required, but Spurs lack the strength in depth in the striker position that other top-six Premier League sides possess.

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho stated last season that Parrott was not ready for Premier League football and as such the coach’s assertion must be respected.

Instead of featuring in the Spurs under-23 side next season, regular senior football in the Championship could well be the on-the-job education that the attacker needs to get him up to the required standard.

There is no doubting the Irishman’s potential and raw ability, but his lack of experience at the top level means that dropping him in at the deep end would be a risk for Tottenham.

As such, here’s hoping that Parrott can continue his footballing education at The Den next season, with plenty of playing minutes and goals – it may well lead to inclusion for Spurs in the 2021-22 campaign.