Sky Sports have claimed that Championship side Queens Park Rangers are looking to raid Tottenham for the third time this season and sign striker Troy Parrott on loan – with Charlton Athletic also keen on the 17-year-old forward.
Parrott, 17, has broken into the Tottenham first team this season – making his debut under Mauricio Pochettino in the Carabao Cup defeat to Colchester United. He has since made a five-minute appearance against Burnley in the Premier League.
However, despite Harry Kane’s injury, Ireland international Parrott has not been used more regularly. Spurs are keen for the striker to get game time out on loan, with Charlton and now QPR interested in landing the striker.
Spurs are believed to want to tie up a new deal for Parrott before a loan – and QPR have a real chance of landing the forward given they have already landed Jack Clarke and Luke Amos on loan. One club can have up to four loanees from the same side.
TBR’s view – A new deal and a loan is ideal for Parrott and Tottenham
The scenario is ideal for all involved. Parrott has had a taste of first-team football and the only way he is now going to improve is if he tastes that on a regular basis. At Spurs, even with Kane injured, that is unlikely.
For Spurs, they need Parrott to be playing and although they cannot offer him that now – a new long-term deal to keep him and a loan spell to allow him to get that game time will see them receive an improved player when he returns.
QPR and Charlton both need a striker, with Nahki Wells returning to parent club Burnley and Lyle Taylor continually linked with a move given his current contract status. Parrott moving on loan benefits all.