The Sunderland Echo have revealed that Troy Parrott rejected offers from other Championship clubs in favour of a loan move to Preston North End as the striker was promised regular game time at Deepdale Stadium.
Spurs confirmed on Monday that Parrott had extended his contract with the club until 2025 and had joined Preston on a season-long loan.
It had been previously reported that the 20-year-old was also the subject of interest from Sunderland, QPR, Swansea and Middlesbrough this summer (Lancs Live).
Inews had claimed last week that Tottenham only wanted to loan Parrott out to a club where he would be used as a number nine instead of as a ten, as he was at MK Dons last season.
The Sunderland Echo have now explained that the key factor in the Republic of Ireland international’s decision to move to Preston was the promise of regular game time.
It is explained that Preston boss Ryan Lowe informed Parrott that he wants to play with two strikers next season and will pair him alongside Emil Riis Jakobsen.
In addition, the presence of two Irish players Alan Browne and Robbie Brady at Preston was also alleged to be key in convincing the Tottenham striker to choose the club over Sunderland, QPR and Boro.
Spurs Web Opinion
Getting regular game time was always going to be the most important consideration for Parrott and Spurs. I also believe that the 20-year-old’s game is better suited to playing with a strike partner than leading the line on his own.
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