Former Ipswich Town Attacker Linked With Move To Top-Five European Leagues

Former Ipswich Town and MK Dons loanee Troy Parrott is being linked with a move to the Eredivisie, the Bundesliga and La Liga, according to Football Insider.

Parrott still has two years left on his current deal with Tottenham Hotspur but the London club are now willing to move the Irishman on, having signed young striker Alejo Veliz this summer.

The Republic of Ireland international made his debut for Spurs in the Premier League during the 2019/20 campaign but has since been on four different loans, two in the Championship with Millwall and most recently Preston North End, and two in League One with Ipswich Town and MK Dons respectively.

Parrott has been training with Tottenham’s first-team squad under new manager Ange Postecoglou but did not even get on the bench at the weekend as the Lilywhites drew 2-2 with Brentford.

Now, Football Insider are claiming that four European clubs will battle it out for the 21-year-old’s signature, including two in the Dutch top-flight, one in Germany and one in Spain.

The clubs are looking to sign Parrott on loan for the remainder of the 2023/24 campaign which would make it the fifth loan spell of his career so far.

Parrott wants to prove himself at Spurs

Parrott, a self-proclaimed Celtic supporter, knows Postecoglou’s style of play really well from the coach’s time in Scotland.

In an interview with RTÉ back in mid-June, the striker admitted he is unsure where his future lies but ultimately wants to stick around to prove himself at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium:

“There’s a new manager now. So, I’ll go back in pre-season and try and show him what I can do. And then go from there. As of now, I’m not sure what the situation is.

“I wouldn’t say it’s frustrating. I’d say that’s just football. There’s not much I can do about it. I can just go with it and try and do what I can. Ultimately, I want to play at Tottenham. I’ve always said that, that’s where I want to be. Whatever steps I can take to get me there, I’m willing to take.”

Writer’s View

First-team football is what Parrott needs right now, otherwise, his development will stagnate.

The Dublin-born attacker was playing regularly with Preston last season prior to an injury which interrupted his campaign but it was still a great experience for him, nonetheless.

If a loan move to one of Europe’s top-five leagues can offer him regular minutes in a different environment, then it’s definitely something he should explore.

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