Preston are set to sign Trot Parrott on loan from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur for the 2022-23 season.
North End have been chasing striking additions throughout the summer transfer window.
Emil Riis was superb last season but loan star Cameron Archer has returned to Aston Villa.
Ched Evans and Seani Maguire struggled for goals last season and Ben Woodburn isn’t really a striker.
Ryan Lowe has made it clear that he wants two strikers this summer and it looks like one of them is finally coming in.
Preston are set to sign Troy Parrott
Reports from Football London on Sunday suggested that Tottenham striker Parrott was on the verge of a loan exit.
That report drew particular attention to Preston’s interest in Parrott, highlighting North End more than any other interested club.
Deepdale Digest now understands that Parrott is indeed heading to Preston, with sources close to both clubs indicating that a deal is agreed.
Parrott will be heading to North End for the duration of the season, though it’s customary for loans to be reviewed in January if any party is unhappy.
Parrott, 20, spent last season on loan at Milton Keynes Dons and impressed with 10 goals and seven assists in all competitions.
The Irish international previously had disappointing spells with Millwall and Ipswich Town but seemed to mature and develop at MK Dons.
Parrott played more as a right-sided winger for MK Dons last season but will likely play as a striker for Preston.
Tottenham still have high hopes for Parrott but he really needs to shine in the Championship if he is to have a major future with Spurs.
Archer’s outstanding loan spell makes Preston very appealing to Premier League clubs seeking to loan out their young strikers.
Add in the strong Irish contingent at Deepdale and this move makes real sense for Parrott and Tottenham, with the hope of him playing plenty of football as a striker.