Irish striker Troy Parrott was on the scoresheet once again for Tottenham’s U19s as they defeated Olympiacos in the UEFA Youth League this afternoon.
Parrott had found the net four times in their previous game in the competition against Red Star Belgrade and came up trumps once again as Spurs’ youngsters picked up their second victory in as many Youth League games.
The 17-year-old was left out of first team training under new manager Jose Mourinho on Monday as he joined up with the 19s and his goal was enough for them to secure a win against their Greek counterparts.
According to Football.London, Parrott was quiet throughout much of the game, missing a couple of chances before finding the net in style in the 57th minute as he hit a curling effort first time from outside the box past the Olympiacos keeper.
The goal was Parrott’s sixth in four games in the UEFA Youth League making him the competition’s top goalscorer so far.
Parrott recently made his senior debut for Mick McCarthy’s Ireland side, starting in the victory against New Zealand making him the third youngest player in the national team’s history.
Despite not featuring in the draw against Denmark a few days afterwards, Parrott was back on the scoresheet for his country at U21 level as he found the net in their brilliant 4-1 over Sweden.
There has been a lot of speculation over his future, especially since the arrival of Mourinho in North London, with the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich reportedly showing interest in the 17-year-old.
There is no doubt that Parrott’s future is very bright but where it lies at club level still could be up in the air.
He will likely find it difficult to usurp Harry Kane as the club’s number one striker and despite his prolific form at underage level it’s important to remember that he is still very young in the game.
A loan move may be the next step in his career given how highly rated he is at Tottenham who may not be too keen to let him leave the club on a permanent basis.