Brentford and Leeds United have been credited with an interest in Dundee United striker Louis Appere.

The 20-year-old has made an impressive start to the season and is being linked with a move to the Championship, as per a report by TEAMtalk.

Scottish Premiership due Celtic and Rangers are also believed to be monitoring the progress of the highly-rated youngster.

Appere has made 21 appearances in all competitions for Dundee United this term, chipping in with five goals and four assists.

Leeds are in the hunt for promotion to the Premier League and have kept one eye on the future with some of their transfer dealings over recent seasons. Whereas their fellow second tier side Brentford always look out for promising players so both seem a likely destination for the young forward.

Appere, who is 6ft 1inc, was born in Perth and started his career with spells at Dunfermline Athletic and AS Soccer before having a trial in Italy for Roma in May 2016.

He returned to Scotland shortly after and was snapped up by Dundee United in July 2016. He made his first team debut for the Terrors over a year later in a Scottish Challenge Cup tie against Cowdenbeath.

Appere was loaned out to Broughty Athletic in January this year before returning to Tannandice over the summer. He has since broken into their senior side and has formed a lethal partnership up front with the prolific Lawrence Shankland this term.