Clarets Chasing Dundee Utd Strikers Lawrence Shankland & Logan Chalmers
Burnley Football Club have asked about a £500,000 loan deal for Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland. Club scouts checked on the Scotland international on Friday evening as Dundee United lost 2-1 at home to Livingston in the Scottish Premiership. The Clarets also like Tangerines forward Logan Chalmers but Shankland is their main target.
The 6ft 1ins striker has scored 30 goals in 38 games for the Tannadice Park club albeit predominantly in the Scottish Championship. He was rewarded with a call-up to the Scotland squad last year. He is pivotal to Dundee United’s prospects, however the club is keen to raise funds to keep the club afloat.
Shankland, has scored 24 goals in 26 league games as the Tangerines won the Scottish Championship albeit in a curtailed season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The striker has begun the current season in the Scottish top-flight with two goals in his opening five matches for United, while Chalmers is yet to score in the league since returning from a loan spell at Arbroath last term.
Shankland began his career at Queen’s Park before moving to Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League. But a poor goalscoring form saw him drop down to the third tier in 2017 to Dunfermiline Athletic, St Mirren and Greenock Morton but rediscovered his talents at Ayr United. The forward was called up to Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad in October 2019 for the first time and scored in a 6-0 thrashing of San Marino later that month.