Sunderland have lately been linked with a transfer for Tottenham Hotspur teenager Troy Parrott, and the Republic of Eire worldwide could possibly be an excellent addition to Alex Neil’s aspect this summer time.
Following their League One play-off ultimate victory in opposition to Wycombe Wanderers, the Black Cats have labored rapidly to safe some thrilling new signings, together with Dominic Ballard, Leon Dajaku, Jack Clarke and Aji Alese.
All of those gamers are 22 or younger and arrive from top-division golf equipment, emphasising the route that Sunderland try to go down as they aim a profitable first season again within the Championship.
Parrott, who reportedly earns £15k-p/w at Spurs, would definitely match that mould; and after a superb mortgage spell with MK Dons final season, there appears little to counsel that he isn’t able to make his mark within the Championship.
The Black Cats had been first linked with the 20-year-old final week, with studies suggesting that they’re eager on bringing him in on mortgage, though they could face competition from Preston, QPR and Middlesbrough.
Parrott is presently away with Spurs in South Korea, the place he’s little question being assessed by Antonio Conte, and he’s clearly doing his finest to impress as he led the brutal fitness sessions run by the 52-year-old.
Would Parrott be a superb signing?
If the Irish teenager had been to reach on the Stadium of Mild this summer time, he may show to be the subsequent Ross Stewart, who has been heavily linked with Rangers after his excellent 2021/22 marketing campaign for the Black Cats.
The Scottish ahead hit 26 league goals en path to promotion final time period, and whereas Neil will little question be determined to maintain Stewart on the Stadium of Mild, Parrott could possibly be a terrific different to the previous Ross County man ought to he depart.
Throughout his spell at MK Dons, the Irish ahead contributed 9 targets and 6 assists in League One, serving to Liam Manning’s aspect to succeed in the play-offs in what was comfortably the best season of his profession up to now.
He earned a number of reward from team-mate Conor Coventry, who said: “I’m not shocked by how good he’s. The way in which he’s been working for the workforce has been unimaginable, and it reveals that he’s nonetheless growing and studying.