Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho plans to give Troy Parrott more game time.
According to The London Evening Standard, Mourinho will give more first-team opportunities to Parrott this season. He believes this will convince the 17-year-old to remain at Tottenham.
Parrott is being courted by a number of clubs with just 18 months remaining on his current contract. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are both mentioned in this report.
Spurs are under pressure to keep the exit-linked teenager in North London. But Mourinho believes Parrott is good enough to be playing in the first-team. He also hopes that Parrott will see the route to the first-team and decide to stay with Spurs.
The Republic of Ireland starlet is already making strides this season. Mauricio Pochettino gave him his debut in the EFL Cup loss against Colchester United. Then, last weekend, Mourinho brought Parrott on against Burnley for his Premier League bow.
Parrott has also made his national debut for the Boys in Green this year and he is a highly-rated youngster. Mourinho will not let him leave on loan as he wants him in the Tottenham first-team.
Parrott can show why Tottenham do not need to sign a new striker in January. He will understand that Harry Kane is the undisputed first-choice option but he could provide strong cover.
If Parrott is playing regularly for Spurs, he will be more tempted to stay. If Mourinho sticks to his promise and gives him time, Tottenham is the best environment for Parrott’s development.