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Troy Parrott looks set to complete a loan move to Ipswich Town, according to Football Insider.
The Tottenham Hotspur starlet has endured a frustrating season so far after struggling to make the desired impact during his time on loan with Championship side Millwall.
However it seems that a move to League One is now on the cards.
The 18-year-old will be hoping to show his quality at Portman Road, but will this be a good deal for all involved?
The team at FLW have their say…
I could see this being a fairly useful signing for Ipswich.
Parrott is clearly a player with plenty of potential, and it does seem as though Ipswich could benefit from adding some extra attacking firepower to their ranks.
It does also seem as though the Tractor Boys could do with something of a lift after some poor recent run of form, and a high profile signing such as this one could help to give them that.
Indeed, after a disappointing recent loan spell in the Championship with Millwall, Parrott may well feel as though he has something of a point to prove here, something which Ipswich now look set to benefit from, providing the striker can find the form many have expected from him for some time now.
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Following his disastrous loan spell at Millwall during the first-half of this season, dropping into League One is exactly what I think Parrott needs.
He’s clearly highly-rated at Tottenham, but the second-tier has proved possibly a step too high for the teenager, whose failed to score in 14 appearances for the Lions, which means he’s still waiting for his first goal in senior football.
And I believe that Ipswich would be an excellent move. Not only are Paul Lambert’s side struggling for goals and points in their promotion push, but they’ve not exactly got someone that’s nailed down the number nine role – which could open the door for Parrott to make a claim for a regular place.
Parrott failed to score at Millwall, but showed glimpses of quality, and I therefore believe that an early goal for the Tractor Boys could lead to a highly successful loan stint at Portman Road.
This would be a deal that surely works for all parties involved.
Parrott hasn’t hit the heights that were originally set for him when he first arrived at Millwall, so I can see why Spurs are looking at recalling him from his loan spell.
I’m still not convinced that he’s quite ready to be playing regularly in the Championship, so dropping down to League One is a move that would make perfect sense.
If he can further his development in the third-tier, and score goals on a regular basis, then he could well come back challenging for a place in Jose Mourinho’s squad.
Ipswich need a striker that can score goals as well, especially with Kayden Jackson potentially leaving the club on Deadline Day.