Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho is prepared to hand more first-team opportunities to young striker Troy Parrott in a bid to keep him at the New White Hart Lane, according to the London Evening Standard.

The 17-year-old, who was given his Premier League debut last week in the 5-0 win over Burnley, has been linked with a move away from North London as German clubs began to circle with the youngster having just 18 months left on his current deal.

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund were tracking Parrott and respective chiefs Karl-Heinz Rummmenigge and Uli Hoeness were present to watch the striker in a UEFA Youth League fixture in October.

Mourinho appears to rate the youngster and looks prepared to give him more first-team opportunities with one eye on the Champions League fixture with Bayern on Wednesday with the Spurs boss already confirming that top marksman Harry Kane will be rested for the trip.

Parrott has been prolific for the Tottenham academy by scoring 28 times in 35 appearances across the age groups since arriving during the summer of 2017.

The striker made his professional debut under former manager Mauricio Pochettino in Spurs’ defeat to Colchester United in the EFL Cup but was rarely included in the first-team picture under the Argentine.

While Mourinho is prepared to let the likes of midfielder Oliver Skipp and defender Japhet Tanganga leave the club on loan when the transfer window opens next month, Parrott will remain at Spurs and a part of Mourinho’s plans.

The Tottenham boss will hope the inclusion in the first-team squad will persuade the Irishman that his future belongs in North London.

Parrott came on as an 85th-minute substitute in the victory over Burnley on Saturday as a brace from Harry Kane, a superb solo effort from Heung-min Son and goals from Lucas Moura and Moussa Sissoko sealed a 5-0 win.

After facing Bayern on Wednesday night in the Champions League, Spurs return to Premier League action on Sunday when they face Wolves at the Molineux.


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