Preston North End Land Loan Signing of Young Tottenham Star

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Preston North End have completed the signing of Tottenham Hotspur striker Troy Parrott on a season-long loan, the club have confirmed.

In addition, the Republic of Ireland international has signed a new deal at Spurs until 2025 to go along with the loan move.

Parrott, 20, has been part of Antonio Conte’s pre-season squad so far, including the recent tour of Asia, but he will now link up with Preston ahead of their Championship opener against Wigan Athletic this weekend.

Preston Sign Tottenham’s Troy Parrott on Loan

What Was Said

On his move, Parrott said: “I’m buzzing to get going, to come in and see the place, meet the lads and get going really.

“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 manager Ryan 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.”

Career So Far

Parrott has spent the majority of his Tottenham career away on loan but has made both his professional and Premier League debuts already, both coming in the 2019/20 season under Jose Mourinho.

The 20-year-old had his most successful loan last season when he helped League One side MK Dons to the play-off semi-finals.

After a rocky period over Christmas 2021, he kicked on again in the second half of the season, scoring a vital equaliser away at AFC Wimbledon and netting in the second leg of their play-off defeat to Wycombe Wanderers.

Parrott has also spent time with Ipswich Town in League One, where he scored twice in 18 games in the second half of the 2020/21 season.

His last experience of Championship football came at the beginning of the aforementioned campaign, where he struggled for goals at Millwall and left having only made 11 appearances.

Each of his loans away from Spurs have got progressively better in terms of output, and his form for MK Dons last season often playing out wide rather than an out-and-out striker certainly warranted another crack at the second-tier and a new Spurs deal.

He is also a full Republic of Ireland international having made his debut against New Zealand in 2019.

His first goals for his country came when he scored a brace in a 4-1 friendly win against Andorra, and he also scored a 97th-minute winner in a 1-0 win over Lithuania in March.