Everton are reportedly interested in Sheffield United youngster David Parkhouse, along with the likes of Celtic and Blackburn Rovers.
According to Football Insider, the Toffees have joined the race for the 19-year-old striker that has been dubbed as the ‘next Jamie Vardy’ due to his goal-scoring exploits this year for Derry City.
As numbers from WhoScored show, the Northern Ireland youth international has been in inspired form for the League of Ireland Premier Division side in 2019, scoring 17 goals in all competitions for Derry, and this impressive record has seen the Sheffield United prospect catch the eye of many-a-club in the United Kingdom.
With Parkhouse’s contract expiring at the end of next summer, it is understandable as to why some big clubs, including Everton, are keen on luring the teenager away from Bramall Lane in the upcoming months.
Indeed, the Blades prospect will be another exciting addition to Everton’s attacking ranks with Marco Silva already signing the likes of Moise Kean and Alex Iwobi in the previous transfer window, and with Cenk Tosun reportedly being eyed by clubs in Qatar according to Sky Sports News, Parkhouse could be a solid third-choice option for the Toffees.
Yet signing the teenage attacker could prove to be difficult with the likes of Celtic also in the hunt for Parkhouse. The Scottish giants have proven in the past few years to be an ideal breeding ground for young, exciting strikers, with Moussa Dembele excelling at Celtic Park before making the move to Lyon in 2018.
Everton will prove to be a lucrative destination for Parkhouse, though, and given Silva’s philosophy of playing young attackers, the Northern Ireland youth international could seemingly be part of the Portuguese manager’s plans should the Toffees pull-off the signing of the ‘next Jamie Vardy’.