Irish teenager Troy Parrot has been tipped for great things. At only 19-years-old he already has the weight of huge expectation on his shoulders. He made a name for himself at the London club during his time with the youth team in the 2018/19 campaign where he scored an incredible number of goals. However, he’s not quite been able to make his mark in the senior team just yet. But, if Harry Kane moves, will he get his chance?
The England captain has spoken of his desire to win trophies and at 27-years-old finds himself at something of a crossroads. Time is no longer on his side as it is with Parrot and moving to a more ambitious club may be his best chance at winning silverware. At the moment, it looks like a two-horse race between Manchester United and Manchester City. Odds are changing regularly, but an in-depth bet365 review shows that they tend to be the most competitive on this market at around 6/4 and 4/1 to one respectively. It’s yet to be seen if Daniel Levy will permit the sale of his most treasured asset, but if Kane wants to move and the price is right, it would be hard to see him deny the transfer.
Kane will leave big shoes to fill no doubt about it, so it is a big ask. Carlos Vinicius was brought in to partner with Kane, but he never really got going during his loan spell from Benfica. A €45 million price tag is therefore unlikely to be met to keep the Brazilian in London.
Parrot himself was loaned out to gain experience but did endure disappointing spells at both Millwall and Ipswich. He failed to net at all during his time at Millwall in the Championship, but he was plagued with injuries during this time there. He was recalled to Spurs in January and ultimately sent back out on loan but at a division lower.
His time at Ipswich wasn’t much better but he did score twice in 18 games, including in a 3-1 win over Fleetwood. It was a huge disappointment for the player, but he did gain invaluable experience and he has shown he can finish. It could be his breakthrough season, but it’s unlikely he’s quite ready to step up to the plate.
Therefore, Spurs will need to have a player ready to replace their talisman. Portuguese Paulo Fonseca has agreed to take over following a failed bid for Antonio Conte. The former Roma manager is well respected and could attract star names.
Memphis Depay is a player that will be high on the list of many teams around Europe. The Dutch forward has enjoyed several strong seasons at Lyon in the French league after a disastrous spell at Manchester United. At 27 he would bring experience as a proven striker, but perhaps his Premier League stats will make him less appealing.
Furthermore, it seems as though Barcelona may be waiting to snap up the free agent too so Tottenham has their work cut out. You would imagine that his stock will only rise if he plays well for the Netherlands at the Euros this summer too.
A less glamourous, but perhaps more effective signing could be Southampton’s Danny Ings. Many expected him to make the England squad this summer, but he narrowly missed out. He was the Saints top scorer with 13 goals and 4 assists, which he managed in 33 appearances