Troy Parrott is one Tottenham youngster that needs to be drafted into the first-team for the new season and he’s not looked overawed with the senior squad during pre-season.
The 17-year-old attacker impressed during the win against Juventus and has surely caught the eye of manager Mauricio Pochettino.
He is a centre-forward with great pace and movement, while he looks mature beyond his years already.
The North London club do have talisman Harry Kane in attack, while Lucas Moura and Heung-Min Son can play along the frontline too.
But Spurs need some more options in reserve to compete across four competitions and bringing through their teenage sensation makes perfect sense.
Parrott should certainly be given opportunities in domestic cup competitions and Pochettino has shown in the past he’s not afraid to throw youngsters into the deep end.
But his path for the new campaign should not be blocked by reported forward target Fernando Llorente.
Llorente left Spurs this summer when his contract expired, but he proved useful as an understudy to Kane with 13 goals in 66 games.
The Evening Standard reports that Spurs have offered him a return with a one-year contract.
Llorente, 34, is a senior player that can be a decent option off the bench, but he should not be a priority if he does return.
Parrott is another potential gem that can develop from the academy to a first-team player and the club should look to bring him in as Kane’s direct understudy.