Signing young players is something of a priority for clubs these days, with a focus on youth something all the major clubs have turned towards to some degree.
With the success of Jadon Sancho, talent from the British Isles has risen to the forefront, with European giants all looking for a slice of the action.
It seems the next player who could benefit from that increase in attention is Tottenham Hotspur youngster Troy Parrott, with Calciomercato reporting Juventus are watching the 17-year-old.
According to the website, Juve have ‘marked his name’ as a player to watch for the future.
Tottenham seem to be aware of this, with Mauricio Pochettino reportedly keen to avoid losing the striker, having seen it happen when Marcus Edwards decided to move to Portugal in search of first-team football this summer.
Indeed, it’s hinted Tottenham see Parrott as a partner for Harry Kane in the not too distant future, such is the high regard in which they currently hold him.
Pochettino is reportedly keeping a close eye on the youngster and has ‘taken note’ of his goalscoring exploits, such as the 21 goals in 31 games Parrott has scored for the club’s various youth sides.
He, however, is ‘preaching caution’ over the 17-year-old at this moment in time.
That’s not a stance shared by Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy, who Calciomercato say is pushing for the youngster to get more first-team football so he can call him up to his Ireland squad.
That could potentially work in the interested clubs’ favours, although whether Parrott is likely to get more game time at the likes of Juventus than Tottenham is hugely debatable.