The Sheffield Star are reporting Celtic are interested in signing Sheffield Utd contract rebel David Parkhouse after the player came out giving reasons why he won’t sign a new deal with the club.

Parkhouse, 20, spent a season on loan at Derry City last term and scored 19 goals for the Irish outfit. The striker becoming their top goalscorer in the process. Since heading back to Sheffield his chances have been non-existent and with his deal running out next summer – there’s some real interest in the front man.

Celtic have been recruiting a lot of young players who can be developed and brought into the first team. Jonathan Afolabi came in from Southampton in the summer but is yet to make a first team appearance for The Bhoys. Celtic are looking longterm but if Parkhouse was to join Celtic he may find his chances limited also. If it’s about playing week in and week out then perhaps he needs to take a step back before taking two steps forward.

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“I haven’t turned it down out of disrespect to Sheffield United but you have to sit down and look at where your future is going to lie.” Parkhouse told the Sheffield Star.

“I’ve been up with the first team since I’ve been back, I’ve been training and done well but I have to assess whether there will be a breakthrough for me in the team at some point.

“Looking at it now, there’s not really going to be that opportunity. I know injuries can sometimes give you a chance but you can’t sit back and bank on injuries happening

“I’m by no means being cocky or thinking I’m bigger than Sheffield United because I know I’m not but I know my worth as well. I know where I want to be at this moment in time. And what I’ve been offered just isn’t for me at the minute.”

You could also look at Jeremie Frimpong’s rise to fame at Celtic and if David believe’s he’s good enough then there’s opportunity for anybody who excels.


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