Lawrence Shankland has been in brilliant form for Dundee United this season. The 24-year-old has scored 25 goals in as many appearances this season and is a huge reason why Dundee United are currently leading the Scottish Championship by 18 points. He also made his international debut for Scotland recently, scoring once in 2 appearances.
As a result, it should come as no surprise that he has been linked with a move to the reigning Scottish champions. And now we know how much Celtic must pay if they want to acquire the services of the 25-goal forward. As reported by The Scottish Sun:
The ex-Ayr man has been superb for Robbie Neilson’s side since joining on a free last summer, scoring 27 times for club and country. The 24-year-old’s displays have won him a place in Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad and attracted interest from all over the country.
QPR director of football Les Ferdinand has personally watched him in action twice in the last month while they mull over a bid. But with United chasing promotion, owner Mark Ogren is in no mood to sell and won’t even entertain offers of under £3m.
While Celtic did struggle with their options up front in the first of the season, since the arrival of Patryk Klimala, the Hoops might not be looking to bring in another striker in this transfer window. Odsonne Edouard remains as brilliant as ever while Leigh Griffiths has also made an impression after the winter break. We are yet to see much of Klimala but opportunities are sure to come sooner rather than later. And Bayo is also still at Parkhead. As a result, any move for Shankland might have to wait for quite some time.