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Report: Tottenham to recall Troy Parrott from Millwall loan in January

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The source is dubious. The result wouldn’t be bad.

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It’s safe to say that Troy Parrott hasn’t had the best of loans at Millwall this fall. It’s not entirely his fault, though — he picked up an injury early on in his tenure at the London Championship club that set him back, and while he’s now back and healthy he hasn’t gotten nearly the number of minutes at the Championship level that was expected.

That’s why there’s a new report out from Football Insider that suggests that Tottenham Hotspur is set to recall the 18-year old striker from his loan early, with an eye to loaning him back out elsewhere when the window opens up in January.

It’s not a crazy idea. Although Troy was out for two months with an ankle injury, since then he has only played 447 minutes, starting five times in eight matches with Millwall, and has yet to go a full 90. It’s thought that the injury allowed others in Millwall’s setup to establish themselves more or less ahead of him. According to this report, that’s led Tottenham to decide to recall him and look to send him back out to another club.

It’s important to note here that Football Insider, EXCLUSIVE subhed aside, is not known as the most reliable of sources when it comes to transfer rumors, so take this with a grain of salt for now.

Also, on a personal note, while I don’t have much against Millwall as a football club I have a lot against a certain sizable subset of their fans, which has a long history of racism and thuggery that stretches back decades. They were most recently in the news for having 2000 fans at the Den boo their own players for taking the knee in support of anti-racism initiatives before kick-off of a match a few weeks ago. I would personally have zero problems with Spurs recalling Troy from Millwall and sending him straight back out to one of their rivals, but that’s just me.

Obviously as Tottenham supporters we want Troy to play, a lot. It’s the only way he’s going to get better, and Spurs want to groom him to hopefully be the (kinda) home-grown replacement for Harry Kane. If he’s not getting the minutes that Spurs think he needs, then this makes a lot of sense. We’ll see if this rumor gains traction elsewhere, but track it for now.