Dundee United have reportedly named their price for Lawrence Shankland.
A fee of £2 million has been reported as the amount it’ll take to prise the forward away from Tannadice (Sunderland Echo).
It comes off the back of reported interest from SPFL duo Celtic and Rangers (Daily Record). The pair supposedly sent scouts to watch Shankland during United’s 6-0 win over Morton.
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They wouldn’t have been disappointed with what they saw, as the hitman fired in his second hat-trick of the season. It takes his total up to 15 goals in 12 games this term.
Perhaps his biggest achievement though is earning a Scotland call-up. Steve Clarke has selected him for action against Russia and San Marino this month.
It’s a testament to how well he’s been doing in the Championship with Ayr United and Robbie Neilson’s side. If he makes an appearance, his market value will surely increase.
£2 million is a steep figure for any side in Scotland. Whilst he’s there’s no doubt over his lower league scoring ability, he has never fired regularly at any level higher than that.
United are right to not care about that, he could single handedly fire them back to the Premiership. Shankland’s worth millions to them and it’s no wonder that they’ve slapped a seemingly big price tag on him.
Celtic and Rangers will need to get the chequebook out if they want this talented SPFL star.