Tottenham Hotspur legend Ledley King has been speaking about one of the club’s brightest young prospects in Troy Parrott.
The 17-year-old striker featured for the club against Juventus in the International Champions Cup last week, and many feel hopeful he can play some part for the first-team in 2019/20.
Parrott is yet to make his competitive first-team debut, but with Fernando Llorente’s contract having expired and Vincent Janssen likely to depart, there could be a chance for the starlet to make his mark next term.
The Dublin-born youngster has already caught the eye of King, who was once the club’s U18s coach before he became an ambassador.
He said of the teen (football.london): “Troy is an exciting prospect at the moment and I think what we like about him is his work ethic. He’s one of those players who rolls up his sleeves and puts in a shift for the team, regardless of how well he’s playing. He’s always putting in that work rate.
“I know the manager likes him.”
King also praised Parrott’s strength and maturity.
Spurs have a real gem on their hands in Parrott, who looked lively against Juve.
His impressive work ethic will be the thing that gives him a real chance of making the grade while Mauricio Pochettino is in charge of the first-team.
The Argentine is famed for championing stamina and pressing into his players, so Parrott is doing himself a huge favour.