Swansea City are eyeing up cheap move for prolific Scottish forward Lawrence Shankland for Ayr United, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
Swansea City are eyeing up cheap move for prolific Scottish forward Lawrence Shankland for Ayr United.
Alan Nixon tweeted: “SWANSEA. Move for Shankland at AYR very real. May take him cheap in window.”
The striker plays for Scottish second tier side Ayr United. This season he has netted 19 goals in 17 appearances, which includes two hat-tricks.
Impressively, he scored 29 goals in 33 matches last season.
Last August, Ayr United rejected a £150,000 bid from unknown English club. A price tag of £250,000 has reportedly been put on Shankland by Ayr.
Ayr United manager Ian McCall said: “We have had enquiries from north and south of the border”
“All of these clubs have been informed that we would be extremely reluctant sellers and that it would take a significant transfer fee with a number of add-ons for us even to consider it.”
“Lawrence is fully committed to Ayr United and thoroughly enjoying his football. I am sure that he will go on to play at the top level but at this minute he is very much an Ayr United player.”
He began his career with Queens Park, before sealing a move to Aberdeen. The move to Aberdeen didn’t really work out. A few loan stints followed, before Ayr United took him on a short-term deal in June 2017.
Rangers are understood to be interested in signing the prolific striker and Swansea City will face a battle to sign him.