Nottingham Forest could reportedly land the Dundee United striker for around £2 million.
Dundee United fans are reacting to reports linking Lawrence Shankland with a move to Nottingham Forest.
The Sun reports that Nottingham Forest are ‘planning a raid’ for the striker, who has already scored 19 goals for Dundee United this season.
The Reds are said to have had Shankland watched during Friday’s Dundee derby, in which the 24-year-old – for whom it is claimed a £2 million offer could be enough – was again on target.
Shankland’s impressive club form saw him capped by Scotland for the first time last month, and he scored on his second outing against San Marino.
But as the former Queen’s Park, Aberdeen and Ayr United player heads off for another international break, what are those of a Dundee United persuasion saying in response to the Nottingham Forest speculation?
Not for sale if we want to win championship..— Richard Sturrock (@RICHARDSTURROCK) November 11, 2019
He will be gone at the end of the season— Kenny Brown (@kennybrown131) November 10, 2019
Pretty sure.— Linz S (@LINZEE1969) November 10, 2019
It would have to be a record breaking bid for him to be sold in January. Confident he will be here for the season at least. If we get promoted then he will be here until Jan 2021.— John Lindsay (@John_Arab) November 10, 2019
The S*n linking Shankland with a £2million move to Nottingham Forest.— Mark Ellis (@Mrcento) November 9, 2019
Not happening IMO. At least for that fee
1.That’d make him their most expensive signing for a year.
2. Makes zero sense to sell in January for that. We’d get that or more come summer regardless of promotion.
Nottingham Forest are short of orthodox centre-forwards beyond their first-choice, Lewis Grabban.
The Reds also have Rafa Mir and Zac Clough to call on, although only the former has appeared in the league this season.
Nottingham Forest fans – what would you make of a January move for Shankland?