Republic of Ireland underage star, Troy Parrott, has been called up to travel with the Tottenham first team to their clash with Leicester this evening, according to a report in the Irish Independent.
Although the Dubliner is not expected to make the bench for the Premier League meeting, the gesture from Mauricio Pochettino shows the esteem he is held in by the club.
The 16-year-old has featured for both the Tottenham U23 and U19 side, scoring two goals for the latter team against Leicester City earlier this week, while he has also trained with the senior side.
He received huge attention for the tremendous goal he scored against Inter Milan in their UEFA Youth League game last month to level the game.
"How about that for a finish?!"
Troy Parrott found the very top corner with an absolute beauty for Spurs in the UEFA Youth League ?
A precision strike from the Irishman ☘️ pic.twitter.com/oGvUKva88p
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 28, 2018
Parrott starred for Ireland at the U17 European Championships earlier this year, earning himself a promotion to the U19 side. He scored four goals for Tom Mohan’s side in the first phase of their UEFA European Championship Elite Round qualifiers.
Parrott has already been mentioned as a strong prospect by newly appointed U21 boss, Stephen Kenny, who will succeed Mick McCarthy as the senior manager in 2020.