Derby County and Rotherham United are both keen on signing Scunthorpe United’s Duane Holmes, according to the Yorkshire Post.

The 23-year-old is being tipped to leave the League One side before the end of the transfer window on Thursday.

Derby County have been very busy this summer as their new manager, Frank Lampard, is building a squad he believes are capable of gaining promotion to the Premier League. The likes of Harry Wilson, Mason Mount, Florian Josefzoon, George Evans, Fikayo Tomori and Jack Marriott have all joined the club but they are not stopping there.

Rotherham United, on the other hand, will just be hoping to stay up in the Championship after their promotion from League One last season. Paul Warne is looking to add some more quality into his side before the transfer window shuts.

Both clubs are interested in Duane Holmes of Scunthorpe United. The highly-rated 23-year-old played a key part in the Iron getting into the League One Play-Offs last season.

The American-born midfielder started his career at Huddersfield Town and rose through the youth ranks with the Terriers. He went onto play 26 times all together for their first-team and also enjoyed loan spells at Yeovil Town and Bury.

Holmes was snapped up by Scunthorpe United in July 2016 on a free transfer after being released by Huddersfield. He has turned out to be an inspired signing by the Iron.

The Championship could await for Holmes but will he choose to join Derby County or Rotherham United?


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