Celtic are interested in signing Sheffield United striker David Parkhouse, according to Football Insider.
Parkhouse is currently on loan at League of Ireland side Derry City, where he has scored 18 goals in 32 matches.
It is this fine form that first piqued the interest of the Hoops, along with a host of other clubs. A number of scouts have been to watch Parkhouse in action.
Yet the Scottish champions are hoping to win the race to sign the 19-year-old. They have been running regular assessments on the forward ahead of making their move.
Parkhouse has now entered the final 12 months of his current deal at Bramall Lane. Due to Celtic being classified as a foreign club, they can agree a pre-contract with the Northern Ireland Under-21 international in January.
Should the Blades keep hold of David Parkhouse?
The youngster has been part of the United academy since signing from Maiden City in 2016. Yet he is yet to make a senior appearance for the south Yorkshire side.
Parkhouse arrived at the club shortly after Chris Wilder had been appointed as manager. During that time they have been promoted twice in three years to get back to the Premier League.
While it is great for any young player to be with a successful team, the higher the Blades rise the more limited Parkhouse’s opportunities are likely to become.
The attacker admitted as much himself, although also made it clear he would like to be given a new contract.
“If I keep going well hopefully Sheffield United will revisit the contract situation,” Parkhouse told the Irish Mirror.
“Promotion for the club was amazing, it shows me and all the young players that it’s down to how much you want it now.
“Because it’s all well and good getting promotion to the Premier League, it’s where everyone wants to be, but there will be more competition to get a spot in the team.”
Parkhouse is unlikely to break into the Blades first team any time soon. However, do they really want to lose such a promising talent on a free transfer?