Taking flight again: Troy Parrott. Ryan Byrne/INPHO
Pastures new

Troy Parrott joins Dutch side Excelsior Rotterdam on loan

The Ireland striker makes another move from Tottenham Hotspur.

TROY PARROTT HAS joined Dutch Eredivisie side Excelsior Rotterdam on loan from Tottenham Hotspur. 

The Ireland striker will play his club football in the Netherlands for the remainder of the 2023/24 season.

Parrott, 21, spent last season on loan in the Championship, scoring four goals in 34 games for Preston North End.

He has made four competitive first-team appearances for Spurs since arriving in 2017, having also spent temporary stints at MK Dons, Ipswich Town and Millwall.

Parrott has earned 20 senior Ireland caps, with four goals to his name.

Excelsior Rotterdam are currently sixth in the Eredivisie after four games — they drew 2-2 with Ajax last weekend — and finished 15th out of 18 teams last season.

“Last week I had discussions with trainer Marinus Dijkhuizen and technical manager Niels Van Duinen. The story they told appealed to me,” Parrott told the official Excelsior website.

“The way Excelsior play football and the ambitions of the club suit me. I have also obtained information from others and I think football in the Netherlands is more technical than in the English Championship.

“I think that way of playing football suits me and that’s why I think Excelsior is the right choice for me now.”

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