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'Really good move': Pundit claims exciting Tottenham player should join Sunderland on loan

Tottenham talent Troy Parrott should join Sunderland on loan during the current transfer window, according to pundit Stephen Elliott.

The former Black Cats man told RTE that a move to his old club would be the ideal next step in the young Irish striker’s development.

Parrott spent last season on loan at Milton Keynes Dons, as they missed out on promotion from League One in the play-offs.

It was Sunderland who got up at Wembley and a move to the second tier would be a step up in quality next term for Parrott.

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Parrott should join Sunderland

He said: “He’s had that full season at League One and I think he’s a better player now than League One. I know people say he didn’t score loads of goals in League One but the way he plays, he was always involved in goals and he started to score a few more towards the end of the season – some really good goals.

“But for him to keep improving, he needs to move himself up a level. I think somewhere like Sunderland – they need a couple of strikers – they’ve got Ross Stewart there at the moment but he could do with a little help in there.

“I think if Troy Parrott came to Sunderland, I think he’d embrace playing for a club like that with the big crowds, the atmosphere at the games and that feeling of doing well there and thriving there. He looks like the type of player that thrives on playing on the big occasion and I think it could be a really good move.

“He’s learning to pick up free kicks now, getting his body into positions where he’s taking a hit off a defender, being clever and buying time for his team. He’s got to play in every (Ireland) game for me. He really, really excites me. He reminds a little bit of a street footballer and in time he’ll make better decisions on his final pass; that’s going to come.”

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It has been reported that Parrott could yet move on loan again this summer, with plenty of second tier interest in his signature.

He is keen to make his mark at Spurs and impress Antonio Conte, but that may have to wait until the 2023/24 campaign.

Sunderland are back in the big time and when they are playing well and the fans are up, it is a great atmosphere up there, one that a player like Parrott could thrive on.

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