Sheffield United youngster David Parkhouse has been called the “best finisher” in the Northern Ireland Under-21 squad.
This is according to international teammate and Manchester United midfielder Ethan Galbraith. During a Q&A with Leeds United’s Alfie McCalmont he was asked the question and replies “Parky.”
It is little wonder this is Galbraith’s response really as Parkhouse has scored 10 goals in 26 matches in 2019. Yet many Blades fans could be forgiven for not having heard of the 19-year-old.
Part of the Under-23s setup at Bramall Lane, Parkhouse has been on loan at Irish Premier Division side Derry City. Initially joining on a six-month loan, the teenager’s stay was extended until the end of the season.
Interest in Sheffield United ace David Parkhouse
Parkhouse has actually entered the final 12 months of his current contract with the Blades. Despite being highly rated at the club, as yet there has been no sign of extending the forward’s deal.
“If I keep going well hopefully Sheffield United will revisit the contract situation,” Parkhouse told the Irish Mirror.
“I’m doing my best to prove to them over there that I have what it takes, but that’s credit to Derry for what they’ve done for me and allowed me to do.
“I’ll just keep pushing on, that’s all I can do.”
There has been interest in Parkhouse outside of South Yorkshire. Football Insider reports that Everton are the latest side to keep tabs on the Northern Irishman.
Celtic and Blackburn Rovers are already keen on Parkhouse. As a foreign team, the Hoops have the advantage of being able to potentially negotiate a pre-contract agreement with the attacker.
Parkhouse has been likened to Leicester City star Jamie Vardy in his style. Clearly he has a lot of talent and promise, so it would be a surprise if the Blades let him leave.
Manager Chris Wilder even included Parkhouse on the bench for a Carabao Cup match last term.