Tottenham striker Troy Parrott has earned his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland senior squad for their games against Switzerland and Bulgaria next month.
The 17-year-old, who made a huge impression on Spurs’ pre-season tour of the Far East last month, has not made a competitive appearance for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, but has flourished for Ireland’s Under-19s and scored five goals in qualifying as they reached the European Under-19 Championships in Armenia.
Manager Mick McCarthy will cut the 40-man squad before they host the Swiss in Dublin on 5th September in their crucial UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier, but if Parrott keeps his place and then makes his debut he would become one of Ireland’s youngest ever players at just 17 years and 213 days.
McCarthy’s men host Bulgaria in a friendly five days later, another potential debut game for one of Tottenham’s most up and coming talents.
Parrott was left out the Spurs squad for their opening-day victory over Aston Villa last weekend, but will be hoping to return and then make his Premier League bow against Manchester City on Saturday.