Frank McAvennie has backed Lawrence Shankland to score goals in the Premier League after Dundee United boss Mick Mellon denied reports that West Brom had made a move for the striker.
The Celtic and West Ham legend, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the 25-year-old has “an instinct for goal” and said he “would definitely score goals in England”.
Shankland, who has been capped twice by Scotland, scored 28 goals in 33 appearances last season as Dundee United won the Scottish Championship at a canter earlier this year.
The striker has two year remaining on his contract at Tannadice Park after he penned a three-year deal when he arrived from Ayr United in July 2019.
McAvennie, who made the move from Scotland to England in 1985, claimed that a move to England would be a fantastic opportunity for the Scottish forward.
“He would definitely score goals in England,” he told Football Insider.