Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino drops Troy Parrott hint

#71 Troy Parrott of Tottenham Hotspur ccompetes for the ball with #12 Chris Smalling of Manchester United during the International Champions Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and...

Tottenham Hotspur look like using Troy Parrott as Harry Kane's deputy this season.

#71 Troy Parrott of Tottenham Hotspur ccompetes for the ball with #12 Chris Smalling of Manchester United during the International Champions Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and...

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino might've just hinted that Troy Parrott is his second-choice striker this season.

The 17-year-old hitman was ripping it up in Spurs' youth teams last season.

Pochettino brought him on Tottenham's pre-season tour during the summer and some encouraging displays - notably against Juventus - enhanced his reputation as a real gem in the North Londoners' academy.

The Argentine didn't sign a striker this past summer after losing Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente.

 

And it looks like Pochettino has revealed that the young Irishman is Harry Kane's covering option after promoting him.

Speaking to The Daily Mail, the Lilywhites manager said in reference to Arsenal's spending power on strikers: "If you see us in five years, we didn’t sign one striker and now our main striker is Harry Kane, but our second specific striker is 17 years old, Troy Parrot. That is the difference in the projects."

Parrott is a player who excites Tottenham fans in a big way, being one of their own, and the idea of him being Kane's back-up striker this season is also a very exciting one.

The youngster trained with Pochettino's senior side this week ahead of this afternoon's trip to Arsenal in the North London derby but it remains to be seen whether he'll make the bench.

Troy Daniel Parrott of Tottenham Hotspurs controls the ball during the Audi cup 2019 semi final match between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur at Allianz Arena on July 30, 2019 in Munich,...

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