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Report: Tottenham make striker decision, have changed their minds

Tottenham Hotspur starlet Troy Parrott will not be going out on loan in the January transfer window, according to Football Insider.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho had earlier encouraged the youngster to get some experience and minutes under his belt before he can make the step up to the North London first team.

However, Mourinho and the Tottenham board have changed their mind about the 17 year old and want him to stay where he is for now, the report suggests.

The U-turn is perhaps forced by the injury to Spurs’ main striker Harry Kane and the inability to get a quality replacement in this window.

Tottenham have lined up in the past few matches without an out-and-out striker with Lucas Moura and Heung Min Son filling in Kane’s boots.

Despite their abilities, neither of them can score as frequently as the Englishman and Spurs have unsurprisingly been on the lookout for a striker.

The club was linked with newly signed Hertha Berlin striker Krzystof Piatek but a deal for him has fallen through post which Spurs were sensationally linked with Timo Werner and Mario Gotze but it does not seem likely that either of them are moving to London soon.

It seems that the decision to keep Parrott at the club was taken taking all these factors into account.

Parrott has already been capped for the senior Republic of Ireland side and can get valuable game time in the Premier League given the lack of attacking options at Tottenham.

Spurs confirmed the signing of winger Steven Bergwijn this week from PSV Eindhoven who can help fill the void left by the departure of Christian Eriksen to Inter Milan.

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