TOTTENHAM striker Troy Parrott is on his way to MK Dons on loan – after an on-pitch chat with boss Russell Martin on Wednesday.
Parrott, 19, will join the League One club for the year having seen his 12 months at Millwall last season hampered by injury.
Parrott in action against Leyton Orient in pre-seasonCredit: GETTY IMAGES
The Republic of Ireland international figured as a substitute for Spurs in their 3-1 friendly win at the MK Stadium on Wednesday night.
And after the match finished he was sought out by MK boss Martin for a chat, leading to the two clubs finalising a deal today.
And boss Martin is keen to give the teenager a chance to establish himself.
MK are in search of a replacement for last season’s top goal scorer Cameron Jerome.
But Jerome has jumped up a league to the Championship and joined Luton Town, leaving an empty space up front.
On the move, Jerome stated that he’s happy to have another crack at the Championship.
He said: “It wasn’t really a difficult decision, it was spoken about openly with Russell [Martin].
Because it was something he was not doing. Every time he [Parrott] was playing with the kids, he was playing with the mentality of, ‘I shouldn’t be here’ or, ‘I am too good to be here.’
“We had an agreement with the chairman and the manager there that I was going to leave in January, but the club went back on their decision which was slightly disappointing.
“It’s something that as a professional that can happen, you’ve just got to get on with it, take the rough with the smooth.”
A move down to League One is a good opportunity for Parrott to show the right attitude, something he’s been previously blasted for by former boss Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho said: “I was so happy with the way he performed and I’m not speaking about his goal.
“I told him before the game: ‘Every time you play with the kids of your age, you have to show your colleagues why you are the privileged one.’
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“Because it was something he was not doing. Every time he was playing with the kids, he was playing with the mentality of, ‘I shouldn’t be here’ or, ‘I am too good to be here.’
“I had exactly the same words with Scott McTominay. He was not loved in his age group because he was not there with the right frame of mind.
“The moment we started changing that lots of things started changing for him.
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