Well, that didn’t take long. A couple days after links first emerged linking Tottenham Hotspur striker Troy Parrott with a loan to Championship side Millwall, the Evening Standard is now reporting that he’s set for a medical ahead of season-long stint at the Den. The Lions reportedly beat (pun intended) away competition from a number of other Championship clubs, with Spurs preferring to keep Parrott close to home in London.
Parrott, 18, is a highly regarded striker considered to be the crown jewel in his academy class, but although Spurs have desperately needed a backup to Harry Kane this season after letting Fernando Llorente leave on a free transfer, Jose Mourinho has repeatedly said that Parrott “is not ready.”
Troy had an appendectomy that pretty much ruled him out of any Premier League action in the restart, but it’s unlikely he’d have seen a whole lot of time anyway. That may be different at Millwall next season. The Lions finished eighth in the Championship table this season, narrowly missing out on the promotion playoffs. Their two primary forwards, Matt Smith and Tom Bradshaw, combined to score 24 goals last season but the hope is that Parrott can either push or displace one of them to earn minutes next season.
Millwall’s not a likable club by any means, but Harry Kane has said on a number of occasions that his 2012 loan there “toughened him up” and helped him prepare for life in the Premier League. A season of getting the crap kicked out of him by grown men in the Championship will probably do Parrott some good, to be honest.
The current schputt is that assuming he passes the medical the clubs will announce this loan sometime next week.