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Rumour Mill: Preston show interest in taking Tottenham Hotspur striker Troy Parrott on loan

Preston are keen on Troy Parrott as Tottenham Hotspur prepare to send the young striker out on loan for first-team experience this summer.

North End look set to bring in a new striker in Andre Gray on a free transfer, but the attacking additions likely won’t end there.

Whilst Emil Riis was superb last season, Seani Maguire and Ched Evans still haven’t scored a single goal under Ryan Lowe.

The hope is that Aston Villa talent Cameron Archer will return for another season on loan but that looks increasingly unlikely.

Preston may therefore look for other Premier League youngsters to come in and take Archer’s place and a new name is being linked.

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Preston are keen on Troy Parrott

Football London report that Preston are one of a number of Championship clubs to have targeted a deal for Tottenham striker Parrott.

Middlesbrough, Queens Park Rangers and Swansea City are all understood to be in the race for Parrott too.

Tottenham want to get Parrott out on loan again after a stint in League One with Milton Keynes Dons last term.

Parrott was outstanding for the Dons, picking up nine goals and six assists in 43 League One appearances.

The 20-year-old appears to be realising some of his potential after mixed spells at Millwall and Ipswich Town.

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Parrott was actually a target for Preston back in the summer of 2020 but reports in Ireland suggested that he picked Millwall over North End.

An Irish international, Parrott will be familiar with both Alan Browne and Seani Maguire as well as potential signing Cyrus Christie.

That could Preston an ideal destination for Parrott, getting him around some experienced players he already knows.

Preston have already been linked with one Tottenham striker in Dane Scarlett but that move has been played down.

Rumour rating: 8/10. The report comes from Alasdair Gold, an incredibly reliable source for all things Tottenham. Preston have shown an interest in Parrott before and with hopes of bringing Archer back dwindling, Parrott could fill the void as another loan talent up top.

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