Milton Keynes Dons are delighted to announce the loan signing of Tottenham Hotspur forward Troy Parrott.
The highly-rated Republic of Ireland international will spend the 2021/22 season at Stadium MK.
Parrott, 19, has six senior international caps to his name along with two international goals. He has also made two Premier League appearances for Spurs as well as totalling 29 EFL games while on loan at Millwall and Ipswich Town.
He becomes the Club’s ninth signing of the transfer window following on from the arrivals of Scott Twine, Franco Ravizzoli, Josh Martin, Ethan Robson, Max Watters, Aden Baldwin, Mo Eisa and Tennai Watson.
“I’m really happy to be here,” Parrott told iFollow MK Dons in his first interview with the Football Club. “The way that the team plays suits me and the way that I want to play – I’m looking forward to being a part of it.
“Russ has wanted me to come here previously but for one reason or another it hasn’t happened. He’s made it known that he wants me, which is a good feeling to have. I’m just happy to be here now and I can’t wait to get going.
“I hope to bring goals to the team, of course, but I also want to contribute by linking play and getting on the ball as much as possible. I saw last night how good the team is at creating chances and, as a striker, I can’t wait!”
Born in Dublin, Parrott joined Tottenham Hotspur in July 2017 before signing professional terms with the London club two years later.
A regular scorer at youth level for both Spurs and Republic of Ireland, Parrott was eventually handed his first-team debut in September 2019, featuring in Tottenham’s Carabao Cup tie with Colchester United.
Two months later, the forward made his senior bow for Ireland in their international friendly with New Zealand and marked the occasion with an assist for Sean Maguire’s goal. His Premier League debut soon followed, appearing as a substitute in Tottenham’s 5-0 win over Burnley – all of this at the age of just 17.
Parrott played four times for Spurs during the curtailed 2019/20 season while he was also included in the matchday squads for two UEFA Champions League ties. In youth competitions, he scored 11 goals in just seven appearances.
Last term, he spent time on loan with both Millwall and Ipswich Town, totalling 32 appearances. On an international front, collected five further caps for Republic of Ireland, while he also scored his first two goals for the Boys in Green – a brace against Andorra just last month.
Manager Russell Martin told mkdons.com: “Troy is somebody we have had our eyes on for a while so we are delighted to be able to work with him.
“There was a lot of interest in him so we are thankful to Spurs for trusting us with his development, but also to Troy for his commitment and desire to be here. We are excited to see what he can do for us this season.”
Sporting Director Liam Sweeting added: “First and foremost, thank you to Tottenham for trusting us with Troy’s development.
“We’re obviously very pleased Troy chose MK Dons as his destination this season. Troy is someone we have watched develop closely since coming through at Spurs and I see this as a very good match in terms of his attributes and our style of play. He is a determined, competitive and all action striker who thinks goals.
“Last season almost ended too early for him as he was playing well for Ipswich and then for Ireland over the summer, so we’re excited to see him continue that momentum with us.”