Dundee United are keen to sign Ross County forward Ross Stewart on a pre-contract agreement, reports the Daily Record.

The 24-year-old has been in good form for the Staggies this season, scoring six goals, and recently helping the team to a shock Betfred Cup win over Celtic.

The report claims that the Tannadice club are keen to speak to the player and his agent in the next few weeks, and that they tried to sign the striker in the last transfer window.

Aberdeen also reportedly interested in player

However, the report discloses that there may be stumbling blocks in United’s bid to get a deal done. Aberdeen are also interested in signing the player, and Ross County would also reportedly rather sell the player to an English club in January to get some money before Stewart’s contract expires.

Ross Stewart in action against Celtic

Ross Stewart in action against Celtic (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

It is easy to see why Micky Mellon would be interested in signing the player. Dundee United have found scoring goals in the Premiership this season difficult. They have only scored 13 goals in the league, which is the third lowest total.

Would help solve goalscoring issue

Only St Mirren and Ross County have scored less, and they are struggling at the wrong end of the table. Adding a proven goalscorer could help the Tannadice side in their bid to make the top six of the Premiership. It would likely take away any fears about being dragged into the relegation zone.

Celtic v Ross County - Betfred Cup

Ross Stewart scores for Ross County against Celtic (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

However, only time will tell if Dundee United are able to sign the player. It is a promising sign for fans though that they are interested in signing Stewart at the very least.

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