Sheffield Wednesday linked with new loan bid for highly-rated Premier League youngster
Sheffield Wednesday are among the clubs to have been linked with a loan move for Tottenham Hotspur starlet Troy Parrott.
Reports in the London media suggest the Republic of Ireland international has emerged as a late Owls target as Garry Monk continues in his bid to add firepower to his squad after the injury to top scorer Steven Fletcher.
Parrott, who turns 18 next week, is one of the top tier’s most highly-rated young forwards and is said to be keen to get some first team experience under his belt having made only one first team appearance for Jose Mourinho’s side.
This season has seen him score 19 goals in 23 appearances across the under-18 Premier League and in under-23 football and saw him briefly touted as a player who could be asked to step up to first team duties after the injury to England captain Harry Kane.
Wednesday reportedly face competition from London-based Championship rivals Charlton Athletic and QPR for the youngster’s signature, as well as from abroad where Dutch outfit AD Den Haag – managed by Alan Pardew – have shown interest.
Earlier in the window Spurs had seemed to rule the youngster out of a move away and placed him on what Mourinho has described as a 'special training programme' to enhance his development within the Tottenham set-up.
He had also suggested he would be offered first team minutes given Kane’s absence – he’s expected to be out until April.
But speculation seems to have increased as clubs attempt to offer food for thought in the form of more regular first team football.
Parrott signed for Spurs from Dublin-based Belvedere in 2017 and made his international debut for Mick McCarthy’s Republic of Ireland in November, providing an assist in their 3-1 friendly win over New Zealand.
The sanction of any move may rest on Spurs’ ability to find a replacement for Kane. The Champions League club are known to be interested in AC Milan's Krzysztof Piatek and Willian Jose of Real Sociedad. They added PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn to their ranks in a £27m transfer this week.