Report: Eamonn Brophy in talks over new Kilmarnock contract amid Preston rumour

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Back in December, the Daily Mail reported that Preston were keen to sign Kilmarnock attacker Eamonn Brophy.

They claimed that Alex Neil was interested in reuniting with the forward, having previously coached him at Hamilton Academical, after he had been let go by Celtic and Hibernian.

The pair have previously praised each other, highlighting the strong relationship they had at Hamilton. The pair have gone their separate ways, but talk of a reunion did make some sense.

Eamonn Brophy (L) of Scotland. (Photo by Oliver Hardt – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Brophy is a young striker at 23, whilst he has the versatility to play out wide as well as up front – something Neil has valued in the likes of Lukas Nmecha, Callum Robinson, Seani Maguire and Tom Barkhuizen in the past.

No January move materialised, but since the winter transfer ended, he has been in great form with four goals in his last five games, including the winner against Rangers in midweek.

The Daily Record now claim that Kilmarnock have opened talks with Brophy about a new deal, with Rangers also thought to be keen despite Brophy being a boyhood Celtic fan.

Eamonn Brophy of Kilmarnock challenges Scott Sinclair. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

A Scotland international with just the one cap to his name, Brophy may want to listen to what Kilmarnock have to offer, but rumours about interest from Preston and Rangers must be in some way appealing.

Moving elsewhere may just give Brophy the chance to take his game to another level, and if no deal is struck with Killie, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Neil and Preston launch a move this summer.

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