Aberdeen are interested in signing Dundee United striker Pavol Safranko, according to a report.
The Evening Telegraph claims that the Tannadice side will not be able to afford the on loan Aalborg striker. As a result, both Aberdeen and Rangers have been credited with an interest in signing the player.
The report claims that the player will cost around one million pound for the Dons to land the player on a permanent basis.
Wanted to sign player in January
It also claims that Derek McInnes’ side would have signed the player in January. However, they were unable to as he would have been ineligible.
Safranko scored 15 goals in 40 appearances for the Tannadice club last season. However, he was unable to help Dundee United reach the Premiership.
In fact, he missed one of the penalties in the shoot-out defeat to St Mirren in the Premiership play-offs.
However, that does not take away from the fact that he had a good season overall.
Could add new dimension to Aberdeen
It is not difficult to understand why Derek McInnes’ side want to sign the striker. He would be a very useful player to play in a partnership alongside Sam Cosgrove.
Would Aberdeen be able to afford the player? That remains to be seen. It will be interesting to see if they test the waters with a bid for a player. It would also be a sign of intent for the season ahead.
Although there has to be a concern that if it comes to a bidding war for the player, Aberdeen will not be able to match what Rangers are offering.