McManus says eight English clubs watched Sunderland-linked Shankland on Saturday

30th November 2018, Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Championship football, Dundee United versus Ayr United; Lawrence Shankland of Ayr United with the match at full time ball...

Celtic, Sunderland and Swansea City are reportedly interested in Lawrence Shankland.

30th November 2018, Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Championship football, Dundee United versus Ayr United; Lawrence Shankland of Ayr United with the match at full time ball...

Tam McManus has revealed on Twitter that he has been told that eight English clubs are looking at reported Celtic, Sunderland and Swansea City target Lawrence Shankland.

According to WalesOnline, Scottish Premiership side Celtic are interested in signing Shankland from Ayr United in January.

The Daily Record has claimed of interest in the 23-year-old striker from Sunderland in League One and Swansea in the Championship in England.

 

Former Ayr forward McManus, 37, has claimed on Twitter that he has been told that as many as eight clubs in England were watching Shankland in action for his team against Ross County at the weekend.

The 23-year-old striker scored twice for Ayr, as the Scottish Championship game against County at the Somerset Park on Saturday afternoon.

30th November 2018, Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Championship football, Dundee United versus Ayr United; Lawrence Shankland of Ayr United celebrates after scoring for 5-0 in...

Competition

McManus’s comments on Twitter suggest that Sunderland are facing fierce competition in their quest to land Shankland in the January transfer window.

Shankland has scored 18 goals and provided four assists in 16 Scottish Championship appearances for Ayr so far this season, according to Transfermarkt.com.

30th November 2018, Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Championship football, Dundee United versus Ayr United; Lawrence Shankland of Ayr United shrugs off the challenge of Rachid...

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