Tottenham have just made a decision that means Harry Kane has already been replaced - TBR View
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Tottenham have just made a decision that means Harry Kane has already been replaced - TBR View

It wasn’t always plain sailing for Tottenham striker Harry Kane. The England skipper had to work hard for his chance with Spurs, before grabbing it with both hands in the 2014/15 season.

Kane had endured difficult loan spells out at clubs like Leicester, Millwall, and Norwich City. Each move had merit behind it and Kane learnt a lot, but there never really anything in those loan spells that suggested Kane would go on to be quite the striker he is now.

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Of course, Kane is now closing in on Alan Shearer’s PL record and could very well eclipse it if he stays fit.

But what about the future for Spurs, and a life without Kane? Well, in making a decision to send Troy Parrott out on loan to Championship side Preston today, Tottenham might have just taken the first steps to ensuring they have Kane replaced in-house by the time he does move on.

Time For Troy Parrott To Shine

Look, in no way are we saying one loan spell with Preston is going to turn Troy Parrott into a Harry Kane remake. Far from it, in fact. The young striker will have plenty of work to get anywhere close to Kane’s level, never mind be there after one loan spell.

But what this does do for Tottenham is gives them a chance to see one of their brightest young prospects flourish at a good level, with a good club who know the Championship well.

Parrott was exceptional with MK Dons at times last term. Sure, he might have scored just the ten goals, but he finished with a flourish and carried that form into the international scene. His goal and assist against Scotland felt like a big moment for Parrott, and a moment he could build confidence from.

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This spell with Preston won’t make or break him. If he does well, then Tottenham know they’ve got a player on their hands. If he doesn’t, well, there’s time for another club to get it out of him, just like happened with Harry Kane.

So while Tottenham spend big money in the market and plan for immediate success under Conte, they might have just sealed the first-step in having that long-term Kane replacement ready by confirming Parrot’s move to Preston today.

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