An Arsenal legend has been giving his take on Tottenham Hotspur youngster Troy Parrott and his potential best move going forward.
The Irish talent has been in fine form for both the Tottenham and Republic of Ireland youth teams this season and made his senior debuts for both club and country as a result.
Such form has even seen him linked with a move to German sides Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in recent weeks.
Liam Brady, however, believes Parrott should remain at Tottenham. The 63-year-old, who played over 250 games for the Gunners and was also the Head of Youth Development at the club for 17 years, does, however, think Parrott needs to head out on loan from Tottenham. He used 143-goal former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe as a prime example of how going out on loan can help a player in conversation with as he told RTE Soccer Social the Irish Mirror.
“I think he needs to go somewhere where he is going to play. Going to Dortmund or Bayern at 17, I don’t think it guarantees him playing time.
“I remember when Jermain Defoe was a young player at West Ham United, he was only 17, he went on loan to Bournemouth and I they were two leagues below the Premier League, but he was scoring goals and playing against men and I think that’s what Parrott has to do now.
“I’d like to see him get a loan move, I don’t think he needs to leave Tottenham. There is plenty of time for him to get experience elsewhere and come back and get into the Spurs team.”
There is no doubt that Parrott is an immense talent for both club and country and the Tottenham star would do well to listen to Brady’s advice.
He certainly knows what it takes to develop a young player and his idea that Parrott would be best off heading out on loan is certainly something Tottenham must be considering.
Hopefully, Spurs can get his development right as Parrott could very well be a future star for both club and country.