Date: 31st July 2020 at 7:29am
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Troy Parrott is reported to have turned down the prospect of going on loan to Celtic in favour of Millwall.

The young Irish striker knows that his first team prospects at Spurs are bleak under Jose Mourinho with a season at the Championship side most likely to accelerate his development.

Harry Kane spent time at Orient, Millwall, Norwich and Leicester, with mixed results, before making the breakthrough with the Irish Independent reporting on Parrott starting off on a similar path:

Troy Parrott turned down an offer to sign for Celtic before agreeing to join Millwall on a one-year loan deal from Tottenham, Independent.ie can reveal.

Parrott is set to seal a move to Millwall and will link up with Lions boss Gary Rowett when they return to pre-season training in mid-August, with the list of clubs he turned down highlighting his rising reputation in the game.

Preston, Swansea, Stoke and Bournemouth were among the clubs who made offers to sign Parrott, yet the 18-year-old believes his development will be best served working under Rowett at Millwall.

Over the last week Celtic have been reported to be deep in negotiations to sign Albian Ajeti and Ivan Toney which suggests that a new striker is a priority for Neil Lennon.

There would be less guarantees for Parrott at Celtic than with Millwall, Lennon already has Leigh Griffiths, Patryk Klimala and Vakoun Bayo competing to some degree with Odsonne Edouard.

Although he is unlikely to give too much away Neil Lennon will host a media conference today in which he is bound to be asked about transfer targets.