John Souttar has entered the final six months of his

Dundee United contract

without having an extension offer from the club to consider.

The versatile 19-year-old chose not to sign a

new deal in May,

when there was uncertainty about Jackie McNamara’s future as manager.

That contract offer was withdrawn and no subsequent offer has formally been made by the Premiership outfit.

Souttar is now free to speak to other clubs but has yet to receive an offer.

The teenager, who can play in defence and midfield, has made 53 appearances for the Tannadice club, as well as representing Scotland at under-17, under-19 and under-21 level.

He started several games after Mixu Paatelainen was appointed as manager in October but has been on the bench recently.

Souttar was also the subject of booing from a section of the United support when he made an appearance as a substitute against Hearts last week.

That followed him being linked with a move to Celtic, where Gary Mackay-Steven, Stuart Armstrong and Nadir Ciftci have all left Tannadice for in the past 12 months.

Paatelainen has urged the player to sign a new contract with United – where Souttar’s younger brother, Harry, has pledged his long-term future – but there is currently no offer on the table.

United have been approached for comment.