Irish striker Troy Parrott has been named in Tottenham’s 25-man Champions League squad ahead of the new campaign which kicks off in two weeks time.
Parrott is included in the squad for the upcoming season as Spurs look to go one further than last year in Europe when they reached the Champions League final only to be defeated by Liverpool.
The youngster had been a huge part of the Spurs first team in pre-season, featuring against the likes of Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid and is currently the club’s second-choice striker after the departure of Fernando Llorente.
Parrott is included on the A-list despite being eligible for the B-list which is designed for “locally trained players” and the news of his inclusion will likely be a massive boost for Irish fans.
The striker was included in the Republic of Ireland’s 40-man provisional senior squad ahead of the upcoming games against Switzerland and Bulgaria but was cut from the final 25 to join up with Stephen Kenny’s U21 side.
He is yet to play for Ireland’s U21’s having missed the last qualifier through injury but Kenny will be hoping he can translate his form from U19 level up an age grade having scored four goals in just four games for Tom Mohan’s side.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is also clearly a big fan of Parrott outlining in an interview last week that Parrott is indeed the second choice striker at the club.
It’s highly unlikely that Parrott usurps Kane as Spurs’ primary option any time soon but to be the second choice at one of the Premier League’s biggest clubs is no mean feat – especially for a teenager.
The former Belvedere striker will be hoping to see his first taste of competitive senior football soon, with Tottenham’s Carabao Cup game against Colchester in three weeks time a prime opportunity for Parrott’s first start.