The Irish Independent have claimed that Celtic have seen a season-long loan offer to sign Tottenham Hotspur teenager Troy Parrott rejected by the striker himself, with the Irish ace set to join Championship side Millwall.
Parrott, 18, is highly-rated at Spurs and even made four senior appearances last season. He has since been overcoming an appendix operation, ruling him out from even making the bench since the restart.
Spurs have seemingly made him available for a loan spell and the one-time Ireland international was the subject of offers from Preston, Swansea, Stoke and Bournemouth – as well as Celtic and Millwall.
But Parrott has chosen to join Millwall, after talks with Lions boss Gary Rowett. It also sees Parrott remains in London, and join a side that Harry Kane went on loan to during the early stages of the England skipper’s career.
TBR’s view – Parrott would have been excellent signing
But it would have meant that one or even two of Celtic’s four strikers would have had to leave. Leigh Griffiths has been heavily criticised for his weight since returning to pre-season, while Vakoun Bayo has made no impact.
Patryk Klimala has struggled since joining in January but he has enjoyed an excellent pre-season – scoring against Nice and twice against Hibernian. It goes without saying that Odsonne Edouard could leave.
Parrott would have been a top addition, but the chances are that Bayo – and even Griffiths – could have been moved on to make room.