Charlton have brought in 19-year old midfielder Dean Parrett in on loan from Spurs. Tottenham sources speak of him as a 'golden boy', but there seems to be some doubt about whether there is potential yet to be fulfilled or whether he has lost interest/peaked. At any rate Spurs fans seem aggrieved that he has to force his way into 'a side like Charlton'. Read more here: Perrett
Spurs signed him fom QPR at the age of 15 for £2m and he is said to be 'highly rated' and an 'engine roomer'. If this is so, he could be just what we need, even if he is not the new Scott Parker.
He was supposed to have been on a season long loan to Plymouth but it was cut short in November after discussions between the two clubs after his red card for an awful tackle on David Prutton, apparently the low point in an unhappy time there. There are suggestions from Plymouth forums that an inflated ego arising from his transfer fee at a young age etc. meant he struggled to adapt to the realities of a smaller club.