Tottenham Hotspurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that Republic of Ireland underage striker Troy Parrott could be part of the first-team plans at the club in the future.
The 17-year-old made his first-team debut for Spurs during their International Champions Cup game against Juventus in Shanghai and had an involvement in his side’s first goal.
The Premier League side are currently preparing for a preseason friendly against Manchester United and prior to the game, Pochettino was asked about his future plans for Parrott following Vincent Janssen’s departure and with Fernando Llorente out of contract.
The Argentine insisted that the club are trying to provide a platform for young players like Parrott to thrive.
“Today, yes [he could be part of the squad], tomorrow, I don’t know. We’re working with the [young] players, trying to provide the best platform and possibility for them to perform and be comfortable with the first team.
“He’s still so young but we’ll see what happens at the end of the transfer window. if we have the squad that we have today, of course he’s going to have the possibility to be with the first team.”
Parrott was highly praised for his performance against the Italian giants before he was replaced at half-time by Harry Kane during the 3-2 win on Sunday.