Tottenham chiefs will soon make a big striker decision in their quest to find the next Harry Kane.
The England captain has been Tottenham’s star player since 2014-15. He has notched 227 goals for the club in all competitions and is one of the world’s best centre-forwards.
Kane was heavily linked with Manchester City during the summer transfer window. Pep Guardiola’s side launched a bid worth £100m which was swiftly knocked back.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy was determined not to sell for less than £160m. City did not want to meet his asking price and Kane remained in north London.
The striker has reached six goals so far this campaign, although he is yet to get off the mark in the Premier League.
He is now 28 years old which means Spurs are looking for long-term successors. They believe they have found one within their own ranks.
90Min write that Tottenham backroom staff are convinced on the ability of 19-year-old Troy Parrott.
They are trying to prevent the club’s hierarchy from buying another striker, so Parrott’s route into the first team is not blocked.
The Republic of Ireland international is thought to have ‘sky-high’ potential. He is a product of Tottenham’s academy and it is hoped he can emerge into the squad in a similar way to Kane.
Parrott is currently gaining experience with MK Dons in League One. He is already on three goals and four assists from ten matches.
He is expected to link up with the senior Tottenham squad next season and fight for a place behind Kane in the pecking order.
Should Spurs chiefs green light his pathway, then it would impact their transfer strategy. The club have been linked with Dusan Vlahovic as Kane’s replacement.
The Serbian bagsman is close to leaving Fiorentina after rejecting the offer of a new contract.
But with Parrott’s route into the side potentially being prioritised, Spurs may just pull out of the race for Vlahovic.
Tottenham outcast keen on January exit
English midfielder Harry Winks has set his sights on a January loan move.
The 25-year-old has played just 61 minutes in the league this term. He is having to rely on Europa Conference League matches for starts and a chance to impress Nuno Espirito Santo.
The Times now report that Winks is keen to leave in search of game time. Aston Villa, Everton and Brighton are all monitoring the situation.
Leeds United have previously been linked but are not expected to submit an offer.