Nottingham Forest appear to be the latest club to have taken an interest in one of Scotland’s standout players this season.
According to a report by The Scottish Sun, Martin O’Neill’s side are the latest to be keen on signing Lawrence Shankland.
The 23-year-old is out of contract in the summer and is expected to leave Ayr United after a stunning couple of seasons with the Scottish outfit.
He’s made a name for himself in the current campaign, having netted 30 so far across all competitions.
However, Nottingham Forest will have a number of clubs to compete with if they were to try and bring Shankland across the border.
The likes of Sunderland, Oldham Athletic, Hull City and Swansea City are all believed to hold an interest, with the latter of the quartet being knocked back in the winter following a £200,000 bid.
Shankland has been hugely impressive this season and he’s one of Scotland’s hottest prospects at the moment, making it no surprise that a number of clubs are interested in him.
However, Nottingham Forest’s supposed keenness on the player will come as a bit of a surprise considering the number of strikers they already have on the books.
With Leo Bonatini joining on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers just last month – with the option of a permanent switch – and the likes of Daryl Murphy, Lewis Grabban, Karim Ansarifard and Hillal Soudani all at the club, there will be questions about whether another striker is needed at the City Ground.
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