According to a report in the Scottish Sun, Derby County and Leeds United have joined the race to sign highly-rated Hutchinson Vale youngster Bruno Davidson.

The winger has already been the subject of reported bids from Sunderland and Celtic.

Davidson, 15, currently plays for Edinburgh-based community youth side Hutchinson Vale. He has been tipped for big things and a future move to the Premier League.

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The likes of Southampton and Liverpool have invited him for visits. Moreover, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers are also monitoring his progress.

But Derby may hold an advantage following the success of their academy.

The Rams have a category one academy status. The U18s won the Premier League Cup last season, defeating Arsenal 5-2 in the final at Pride Park.

Derby U19s have qualified for European competition where they will look to take on some of Europe’s elite sides in the latter stages, including Barcelona and Juventus.

The U23s, meanwhile, are near the top of their Premier League group.

Rising players such as Jason Knight, Lee Buchanan and Morgan Whittaker have earned first team starts in the Championship this season. Jayden Bogle and Max Lowe, meanwhile, are already regulars and set a good example for the rest to follow.

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Davidson is sure to have a bright future. And Derby could offer him the ideal path to senior football with manager Philip Cocu keen to give youth a chance.

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