After a very difficult season in 2019/20, Troy Parrott has really started to find his feet in senior football while on loan at MK Dons.
In ten league appearances this season, the player has already registered three goals and four assists. While admittedly at a lower level than you would like, this is clear evidence that the forward is making clear strides in his development. After all, he does not turn 20 until February of next year.
Parrott has already scored two goals for Ireland at senior level and is likely to feature in the upcoming fixtures against Azerbaijan and Qatar. Speaking earlier this week, Stephen Kenny said the move to MK Dons has been key in helping the player take his game to the next step.
It has been rumoured that a number of Championship clubs have already been in contact with parent club Spurs about taking the Dubliner on loan in January, with the Premier League side reportedly pleased by what they have seen from him in Milton Keynes.
90min.com are reporting that Spurs even see him as a potential replacement for Harry Kane, with the England captain likely to seek a move away from North London once again over the next 12 months.
The report suggests that coaches at the club have even pleaded with the board not to sign a big money striker in order to ensure that Parrott's path to the first team is not blocked.
Harry Kane himself went out on a number of loan spells during his early days in the Spurs first team, experiencing mixed results during spells at the likes of Leyton Orient, Millwall, and Leicester City.
This would certainly be a major vote in confidence for Parrott, who is the most highly rated Irish prospect in quite some time. His reputation took somewhat of a hit after his struggles last season, although he is well on the way to recovering that with his form at MK Dons.
Whether he is ready to be a fixture in the Spurs first team remains to be seen, with his progress over the remainder of the campaign likely to have a big say on where he is playing his club football for the foreseeable future.