José Mourinho is hopeful Troy Parrott will sign a new and improved long-term contract with Tottenham in the coming weeks, as the club looks to tie down one of their star assets.
Talks are ongoing between Spurs and Parrott over an extended deal for the youngster, and an agreement could be reached by the time the striker turns 18 on February 4.
The Republic of Ireland international has only 18 months remaining on his current contract, but Mourinho is determined to keep Parrott at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium amid interest from Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, as reported by the Evening Standard.
Parrott has struggled for minutes under Mourinho thus far, but Harry Kane’s recent hamstring injury may present the youngster with a first-team opportunity. He has featured sparingly this season, and the player is looking for more first-team football.
However, the Portuguese coach explained that Parrott is too young to be considered a ‘direct replacement’ for Kane, but he did stress that Spurs care about our players’ and they only have their star’s best interests at heart.
Mourinho has no intention of allowing Parrott to leave the club on loan either, as he sees the young striker as ‘a baby’ who must develop at his parent club.