Kenny Dalglish has spoken highly of reported Rangers, Celtic and Nottingham Forest target Lawrence Shankland to The Times.

The Celtic legend has been impressed with how Shankland did for Scotland last month.

The Dundee United striker has scored one goal in two matches for Scotland and is playing well for his club as well.

According to BBC Sport, the 24-year-old striker has scored 17 goals and provided two assists in the Scottish Championship for the Terrors so far this season.

According to The Daily Record, Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers and Neil Lennon’s Celtic are interested in signing Shankland from Dundee United.

The Scottish Sun has claimed that Forest in the Championship in England are planning to make a move for the Scotland international in the January transfer window.

The report has also suggested that Dundee United could cash in on the youngster should they be offered a transfer fee of £2 million.

Dalglish has given his take on Shankland, and has praised the Dundee United striker.

Dalglish told The Times: “It doesn’t matter to Stevie where [at what level] they are playing; Shankland came in against San Marino and did well. It was the perfect game for him as he’s a goalscorer.

“He only scored one but he was in the box every time the ball came in and you’re going to score goals if you get into the box. It may be going to extremes because it was only [against] San Marino but it doesn’t matter; it showed Stevie can pick players to play in a position and to play in a game that suits them.

“That suited the boy and I thought he did well. That doesn’t mean to say he’ll play in the next game but it gives everyone else an incentive to say there might be a place there for them as well.”


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