Tottenham Hotspur striker Troy Parrott has signed a new contract until 2025 on the back of completing a season-long loan switch to Preston North End.
Parrott had one year left on his current deal with Tottenham (Football.London), which also included an option to extend it by a further season, but has now been rewarded with a longer-term contract.
The Republic of Ireland international did not make the trip to Scotland at the weekend for Tottenham’s 2-1 win against Rangers in Glasgow and it is explained the reasoning behind the decision was due to his impending loan switch (Football.London).
A number of other Championship clubs were also keen on the 20-year-old, including Swansea City and Queens Park Rangers, but has instead made the move to Deepdale.
Parrott spent last season out on loan, having scored 10 goals in 47 appearances in all competitions for League One outfit MK Dons, where he helped them to the play-offs (transfermarkt).
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Parrott already has garnered experience playing in the Championship, although his spell with Millwall was not something worth remembering. Things did not seem to change even after he dropped down to League One at one point, but he has overcome those troubles.
The Spurs ace’s time with Milton Keynes Dons was quite disappointing in the opening phase, but he turned things around in the latter half of the season. In fact, that also coincided with Parrott’s impressive performances for his national team.
After all, Parrott is one for the future, and his progression should be prioritised over the monetary benefits that a loan move would bring. The forward has already made his mark with Antonio Conte as he led the rigorous long-pitch runs that the boss put them through in South Korea.
Another successful loan spell could see Parrott potentially breaking into Conte’s plans in the future.