Preston North End have signed Troy Parrott with the Tottenham Hotspur striker arriving on a season-long loan deal.

Ryan Lowe has indicated many, many times that he wants two strikers snapped up this summer.

Emil Riis needs support up top and with loanee Cameron Archer back at Aston Villa, a couple of signings were absolutely paramount.

It’s taken a while, but Preston do have a striker on board with Parrott arriving from Tottenham.


Preston North End have signed Troy Parrott

As we reported this morning, Preston have agreed a deal to take Parrott on loan until the end of the season.

Parrott was entering the final year of his Tottenham contract, so has signed a new deal until 2025 before heading to Deepdale.

Parrott, 20, spent last season on loan at League One side Milton Keynes Dons.

The Irishman is known as a striker but played out wide on many occasions for MK Dons last season on his way to 10 goals and seven assists in all competitions.

Parrott impressed with the Dons and appeared to mature after disappointing spells with Millwall and Ipswich Town.

Preston have now swooped in and seemingly beat Championship competition to land Parrott’s signature.

Reports from iNews just days ago suggested that Sunderland had made an offer to take Parrott on loan.

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Alex Neil was seemingly keen to take Parrott up to Wearside but Preston have managed to pip the Black Cats to his signature.

Preston boss Lowe is understandably buzzing to get Parrott on board, raving about his ‘fantastic’ work ethic and strong hold-up play in the final third.

Lowe even claims that Preston beat ‘fantastic competition’ to secure Parrott, believing that the North End style – and the chance to play with Irish teammates Alan Browne and Robbie Brady – helped win the race, leaving Sunderland to look elsewhere.

“Troy’s one I’ve monitored for some time; he had a fantastic season last year for MK Dons,” Lowe told North End’s official website. “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,” he added.

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