By Emma Paton
Last Updated: 06/01/20 3:48pm
Sky Sports News understands Troy Parrott is expected to sign a new long-term Tottenham contract next month.
The 17-year old made his senior Spurs debut in September last year against Colchester United in the EFL Cup before playing his first senior game for the Republic of Ireland in November against New Zealand.
His Premier League debut followed in December against Burnley when Jose Mourinho presented him with the match ball.
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Parrott was also an unused substitute in Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat away at Bayern Munich in the Champions League group stage last month.
Prior to the FA Cup third-round clash against Middlesbrough, Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho told the media the next step in Parrott’s development was to sign a new deal.
However, the Portuguese played down suggestions that the youngster is being lined up as Harry Kane’s long-term replacement.
Mourinho said: “The next step for him is to sign a new contract at the club long-term and then it is for everyone to decide what is best for his development.
“In this club, we care about our players. It is also to find the best pathway to develop.
“Some minutes will arrive as it happened against Burnley, and step-by-step but [we are] not in a situation where we see Harry Kane is injured and Parrott is the man to resolve our problems.”
Meanwhile, Tottenham remain interested in Norwich’s Max Aarons and RB Leipzig’s Nordi Mukiele as they look to strengthen at right-back.
According to Sky in Italy, Inter Milan are in talks to sign Christian Eriksen during the January transfer window.
Jan Vertonghen has also been linked with a move to Napoli, but Mourinho has stated that the duo should follow defender Toby Alderweireld in signing new deals.
How to follow the January transfer window
Sky Sports will bring you the very latest news from the January transfer market with the return of three shows.
Start your day with Good Morning Transfers at 9am as our team of reporters bring you the latest news and insight. Transfer Talk then follows at midday delivering analysis of the biggest stories. Then join us at 7pm for the definitive round-up of the day’s news with The Transfer Show.
Meanwhile, the Transfer Talk podcast is also back with more expert analysis from here and across the continent.
And as well as tuning into Sky Sports News, don’t miss a thing with our dedicated Transfer Centre blog.
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