Lawrence Shankland already has the likes of Celtic as rumored transfer admirers – but now the Dundee United forward can add Russian second tier side Orenburg to the list (Daily Record).

As the Arabs made their way back to the Scottish Premiership as Championship title winners last season, Shankland attracted plenty of interest. Celtic were said to be keen admirers, leading to months of speculation while several English Championship clubs were also thought to be suitors.

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Shankland has been linked with Celtic previously. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Links have calmed slightly this season as Shankland adjusts to life back in the top flight of Scottish football, but the Scotland international only has one year left on his Tannadice deal. His latest link isn’t from Celtic or down south, it’s from Russia.

Second-tier side Orenburg are pushing for promotion to the Russian Premier League, their assistant manager being ex-Kilmarnock number two Peter Leven. Managed by Marcel Licka, they are said to be weighing up a move for the striker who has scored eight goals for Dundee United this season and is pushing for a Euro 2020 spot.


Scouting reports on the forward have been completed and Orenburg are said to be weighing up a bid. Dundee United have a Scottish Cup semi-final with Hibs to look forward to next weekend.

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