Wales Online have reported that Championship side Swansea City are lining up a move for Ayr United’s star striker Lawrence Shankland.

Swansea City have been linked with a move for Scottish striker Lawrence Shankland, after an electric first half of the campaign. The Swans are considering making a January move for the striker, with his contract at the Scottish side ending at the end of this season.

The striker has done a good job in proving that he is no one-season wonder. In the 2017/18 campaign, the Ayr forward scored 27 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions. He is also an efficient provider, following up his 16 assists of last season with another five in the first half of this one.

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Shankland has started the new campaign off to a flyer. After 15 League games in the Scottish Championship, the 23-year-old has scored 16 goals in just 15 games, including a four-goal haul in Ayr United’s 5-0 win over Dundee United. In all competitions, the striker has scored 25 goals in 22 appearances, with his nine goals in six League Cup games helping Ayr to the Quarter Finals.

Amid his stunning start to the season and impressive previous season, Shankland has been linked with a move to League One automatic promotion contenders Sunderland and Scottish giants Rangers.

Swansea City are keen to bring in another forward, with little prolific back up available for Oli McBurnie. However, they will have to test the resolve of the Scottish side, who want to keep Shankland for at least the rest of this season as they try to mount a promotion push.

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Ayr would favour a move which would see Shankland return to Scotland for the remainder of the season if he makes a permanent move to South Wales.



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