Our season review of 2018-19 continues with a look at Dundee United striker Pavol Safranko’s season at Tannadice.
It has been an interesting season for on-loan Dundee United striker Pavol Safranko. He proved himself as one of the most lethal strikers in the Championship with 15 goals.
However, he failed at the final hurdle in winning United promotion, as he missed a penalty in the play-off shoot-out defeat to St Mirren.
Good season despite penalty miss
Despite that penalty miss, Safranko has proved himself to be a more than decent player in his spell at Tannadice.
He has now returned to his parent club Aalborg on loan, but he could be making a swift return to Scottish football next season.
A recent report in the Evening Telegraph claimed that Aalborg wanted £1 million for the player, which ruled Dundee United out of the running.
However, the report went on to claim that both Aberdeen and Rangers were interested in signing the player.
Second striker would ease burden
Safranko would be a good signing for Aberdeen. They are in need of a striker to lessen the burden on Sam Cosgrove.
However, the asking price could be out of their reach. A loan move would probably be best for all parties.
There is no doubt that Dundee United would love to keep the player to lead their promotion tilt next season, but that seems highly unlikely.
Safranko has proved himself to be a useful player in Scotland so far. It remains to be seen if he takes the step-up to the Premiership next season.