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Troy Parrott has told LondonNewsOnline that he turned down Celtic to join Tottenham Hotspur back in 2017.

The 18-year-old striker moved to North London club Tottenham in 2017 after leaving Belvedere in the Republic of Ireland.

The Republic of Ireland international has said that he was on trial at Celtic, and that the Glasgow giants wanted to sign him.

However, according to the teenager, he moved to Spurs instead and is pleased to have made the switch.

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Parrott told LondonNewsOnline: “I like to think they are one of the best schoolboy teams in Dublin. I was in trials for some other clubs as well.

“I don’t know who came from Tottenham to scout me but then I got told by Belvedere that they wanted to take me. I had been on trial at Celtic and they wanted to have me back. But as soon as I went to Spurs I felt at home.”

Out on loan

Parrott recently joined Millwall in the Championship in England on a season-long loan deal from Tottenham.

The striker will be hoping to establish himself in the first team at the Lions and will be looking to bang in the goals in the second tier of English football.

Interestingly, Celtic were linked with the 18-year-old again before he left for Millwall on loan, with The Irish Independent reporting on July 30 that the youngster had turned down an offer to sign a loan deal with the Glasgow giants.

Parrott may be 18 years of age, but he is ready to play regular first-team football, and at Millwall he will be hoping to do just that.

Tottenham Hotspur’s summer signings

  1. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

    £15 million; Southampton

  2. Joe Hart

    Free

  3. Matt Doherty

    £13 million; Wolves

  4. Sergio Reguilon

    £25 million; Real Madrid

  5. Gareth Bale

    Loan; Real Madrid

  6. Carlos Vinicius

    Loan; Benfica

  7. Joe Rodon

    £12 million; Swansea

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