Exclusive: Sheffield United agree terms of striker new deal
Sheffield United striker David Parkhouse has agreed a new deal at the club prior to his loan move to Stevenage, Football Insider can reveal.
The forward’s existing deal was due to expire this summer, but Premier League club have managed to tie him down to a new long-term contract before sanctioning his temporary move.
A Sheffield United source has told Football Insider that Parkhouse, 21, has agreed a new two-and-a-half year deal with the club.
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It will tie him to Bramall Lane until the summer of 2022.
This comes as it was announced today that Parkhouse has joined Stevenage for the remainder of the campaign.
The League Two outfit have fended off competition from EFL rivals to agree the terms of the deal.
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He has yet to make a first-team appearances for United, but manager Chris Wilder is understood to be a big admirer of him and has given the green light to the extension.
Parkhouse had a successful spell on loan at League of Ireland side Derry City last year, scoring 19 goals in 39 appearances.
Capped by Northern Ireland at Under-21 level, he returned to Bramall Lane in November and he has featured in the club’s Under-23s side in the subsequent period.
United feel he will benefit by going out on loan in the second half of the season in order to get senior game time under his belt.
In other Sheffield United news, it can be REVEALED that the club have agreed the transfer of £6million forward as deal all but done.