By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

26th Jan, 2023 | 8:30am

Sources: Plymouth Argyle in race with Aberdeen and Hearts to sign Fulham star Connor McAvoy

Plymouth Argyle, Aberdeen and Hearts are working on deals to sign Fulham defender Connor McAvoy, sources have told Football Insider.

League One promotion hopefuls Plymouth and Scottish Premiership duo Aberdeen and Hearts are admirers of the centre-back, 20, and have registered their interest in signing him this month.

McAvoy, who has come through the ranks at Fulham, is out of contract at the club this summer.

The Scotland U-21 international is yet to make his first-team debut for Fulham, but has been a regular for the club’s Under-21s in Premier League 2 this season. 

He’s made 14 appearances and impressively played every single minute in the development league this season, scoring once for Fulham in the process.

McAvoy has also shown his versatility in the youth squad, playing primarily at centre-back but also enjoying brief stints as both a right-back and left-back.

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The young defender spent last season on loan with National League side Wealdstone FC and picked up some valuable match time.

He made 28 appearances while out on loan, playing over 2,400 minutes and scoring twice for the side.

Prior to that, McAvoy again enjoyed another superb Premier League 2 season, making 24 appearances for the Cottagers’ youth team.

Plymouth Argyle are currently flying high at the top of League One, but Steven Schumacher’s side only boast the seventh-best defensive record in the league after conceding 29 goals in the 28 league matches this campaign.

In other news, Football Insider sources reveal Rotherham United are in talks to sign West Ham star Conor Coventry this month