Now a free agent after his Ayr United spell, the prolific forward has been the subject of intense speculation. He’s been linked with a host of clubs, with the Sun’s report claiming that Hull City, Nottingham Forest and Rangers were all keeping tabs on him.
It seems as though Sunderland have jumped to the front of the line by putting a contract offer in Shankland’s lap.
Sunderland move seems logical for Shankland
A move to Jack Ross’ men seems to make sense for the Honest men’s prolific hitman. They’ve lacked a goal scorer all season in their quest to exit League One at the first time of asking.
Charlie Wyke, Will Grigg and Chris Maguire have all struggled to really get going in front of goal. Shankland, if he can fire like he has done at Ayr, will be able to provide the goals they desperately need.
24 goals in 29 league starts is no mean feat. The Black Cats could give him a gentle introduction to English football in League One. He has the potential to be one of the best striker’s in that division.
If the Black Cats get this deal over the line it’ll be a brilliant bit of business. Shankland will be a big loss to Scottish football.