Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a deal to bring exciting young Sheffield United striker David Parkhouse over to Old Trafford.
ESPN have claimed that, as per their sources, Manchester United are interested in Sheffield United striker David Parkhouse. The teenage striking prodigy has been making waves in the Sheffield United youth setup and now the youngster seems to have caught the attention of the Red Devils, who have started monitoring the player’s progress at Bramall Lane.
David Parkhouse is a 17-year-old striker hailing from Northern Ireland. The teenager was snapped up by the Blades in December 2014, beating the likes of Celtic and Birmingham City to the prodigious talent. Parkhouse has been highly prolific for the Blades’ Under-18 side for the past year and has been deservedly named on the bench of the Under-23 squad as well.
Parkhouse is regarded as one of the best talents to emerge in the Sheffield United setup in the recent few years, which has added quite a lot of hope and hype around the 17-year-old.
Manchester United have continued their youth revamp process, something which started in the summer of 2016 under the watchful eyes of former Red Devils player Nicky Butt. Promising players like Nishan Burkart, Joshua Bohui, Tahith Chong have all arrived from various parts of Europe, with all regarded as future superstars.
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And Parkhouse seems the latest starlet to enter their radar. A big part of United’s interest, however, stems from the fact that their academy operations manager Nick Cox worked with Parkhouse, during Nick’s time as academy manager for the Blades.
Cox has continued to monitor the player’s progress and there is every chance United will move for the striker in recent times, if the player keeps on impressing at Bramall Lane. There are no reports of interest from other clubs as at the present moment.
But other clubs are likely to take note of Parkhouse’s talent soon. Sheffield United too, would not like to let a talent like Parkhouse away from them. The League One outfit have had some wonderful strikers in James Beattie and Billy Sharp and Parkhouse may be primed to follow in their footsteps.
Whatever be the case, it seems like we would be hearing David Parkhouse’s name a lot in the coming year or years.