According to the Daily Record, St Mirren are targeting ex-Dundee United striker Pavol Safranko.
They claim that the Buddies have approached his parent club Aalborg over the possibility of a loan move.
Given recent reports over Safranko’s future, are the Buddies wasting their time targeting the Slovakian?
Safranko will be too costly for St Mirren
It was recently reported by the Evening Telegraph that Aalborg want £1 million for Safranko. According to their report, Aberdeen, Dundee United and Rangers were all interested in him.
If this is the case, what is the point in St Mirren targeting him? Going by this figure alone it seems like they won’t be able to afford any sort of deal due to the financial implications it will come with.
He’s got a year left on his Aalborg deal too. They are unlikely to want to loan him out. The Danish club will want to cash in on Safranko if he is to leave the club and St Mirren can’t afford a permanent deal.
Safranko would be an excellent addition to the Buddies strikeforce. After goalless slogs against East Kilbride and most recently Albion Rovers, Jim Goodwin needs at least a couple of decent strikers.
He scored 15 goals in the Championship last term and turned in a number of impressive displays. Safranko’s ready for the step up to the Premiership.
It most likely won’t be with St Mirren though. A deal seems way off due to finances, and if there is concrete interest, the St Mirren hierarchy should focus on realistic targets.