David Parkhouse has rejected the offer of a new contract at Sheffield United, reports Football Insider.
Parkhouse’s current deal with the Blades expires next summer, meaning there could be a clamour for his services in the January transfer window.
Manager Chris Wilder is a big admirer of the forward and believes he has a big future at Bramall Lane. The club are also impressed with the progress Parkhouse has made in recent times.
The 20-year-old was on loan at League of Ireland side Derry City in 2019. Having initially signed on a six-month deal, that was extended to the end of the season due to Parkhouse’s impressive form. The youngster finished with 19 goals in 39 appearances and was named in the team of the year.
Who is interested in Sheffield United starlet David Parkhouse?
Celtic have been monitoring the progress of Parkhouse for some time. Several English sides are also said to be interested in the Northern Ireland Under-21 international. Blackburn Rovers and Everton have previously been named as potential suitors.
Parkhouse has stated that he doesn’t know where his future lies. The attacker says that the main thing he wants to achieve when making the decision is game time.
United have a rich recent history when it comes to offering academy products a path into the first team. England stars Harry Maguire and Kyle Walker both came through their youth system.
More recently, both Aaron Ramsdale and David Brooks played for the first team before big money moves to Bournemouth.
Therefore, there is a precedent for Parkhouse to follow. Wilder himself gave senior debuts to both Brooks and Ramsdale, so has proven he gives youngsters a chance.
However, if Parkhouse refuses to sign a new deal before January then the South Yorkshire club are likely to consider offers for the Northern Irishman.