HomeNewsTottenham Hotspur: Troy Parrott joined Preston on loan after extending Spurs contract
Tottenham Hotspur: Troy Parrott joined Preston on loan after extending Spurs contract
July 26, 2022
Tottenham officially confirmed that Tottenham striker Troy Parrott has joined Preston North End on a season-long loan and also signed a new three-year deal with the north Londan until 2025.
Parrott was part of Antonio Conte’s pre-season tour squad to Korea and made appearances in matches against a K League XI and Sevilla. But he didn’t attend the weekend’s victory over Rangers as he closed in on a fourth loan spell away from the club.
The Republic of Ireland international spent the entirety of last season at MK Dons where he scored 10 goals and 7 assists. To better develop his young career before returning to Spurs for a place in Antonio Conte’s squad. Joining Preston, which 13th in the Championship last season, would create wonders for his game.
Parrott is yet to make his Premier League debut for Spurs and hasn’t played a first team minute since March 2020 but he remains a highly regarded player at the club and Preston had to beat off competition from Championship rivals Sunderland, QPR and Middlesbrough for to secure Parrott’s signature.
However, His ranking at Tottenham has dropped with the joining of Richarlison and a move away would help him gain consistent first team opportunities ahead of a return to N17.
It’s Parrott’s fourth club to join on loan following spells at Millwall, Ipswich and MK Dons.
“I’m buzzing to get going, to come in and see the place, meet the lads and get going really,” Parrott told the Preston website. “I spoke to the manager first of all. I like the sound of how the team wants to play, they want to create a lot of chances which for me is a no brainer really, and obviously the Irish boys here also helps. “I’ve been speaking to Browney [Alan Browne] and Robbie [Brady] and just asking what it’s like around the place and they’ve had nothing but good things to say, so I’m happy to be here.”
Preston boss Lowe added: “Troy’s one I’ve monitored for some time; he had a fantastic season last year for MK Dons. “I watched him play for Ireland against Scotland in the summer, when he scored a fantastic goal in the Nations League. His work ethic is fantastic, his hold-up play is very good for the style he is, but ultimately we want Troy to score goals for us. “We’ve beaten some fantastic competition to get him. I think we sold it to him with the style of play, the identity and what we want to achieve, and probably a little bit of help from a few of the Irish boys as well. “I’m really pleased to get him on board, he’s going to be a fantastic addition.”