Dundee United teenager Lewis Neilson has been linked with a move to Leicester City as the final hours of the transfer window begin.

The 17-year-old is said to be attracting interest from Premier League Leicester City, who are managed by former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and chasing a top four spot. He has kept tabs on the Scottish market since leaving the SPFL and Neilson is one he likes.

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Attracting interest from Rodgers. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Rodgers has been given brilliant reports about the young defender making an impression in Micky Mellon’s first-team during the Arabs’ first season back in the Scottish Premiership.

Neilson made his competitive debut for Dundee United at the start of the season during their Premiership opener against St Johnstone. He has made 10 appearances overall this term.

He isn’t the first Dundee United youngster to be linked with the bright lights of the Premier League, the likes of Logan Chalmers and Kerr Smith thought to be attracting big interest, the latter going on trial at Manchester United in 2020.

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