EXCLUSIVE: Leeds, Celtic and Rangers chase Dundee United striker

Date published: Saturday 14th December 2019 2:32

TEAMtalk understands that Dundee United striker Louis Appere is being chased by Celtic and Rangers, as well as clubs from the Premier League and Championship.

The 20-year-old forward has performed brilliantly this term alongside top-scorer Lawrence Shankland, with four goals and five assists to his name from 13 starts.

The Tangerines are gearing themselves up for offers for Appere, and the Scottish Championship side are believed to be ready to sell if their valuation of £2.5million is met.

 

 

Both Celtic and Rangers are hot on the trail of Appere, but he has strong interest emerging from south of the border with Premier League duo Bournemouth and Norwich keeping tabs on him, whilst Leeds and Brentford are also keen.

In October the Perth-born Appere signed a contract extension until the end of the 2021/22 season.

In his breakthrough season Appere has impressed onlookers and has scored in back to back games, however he did hit an 11-game barren spell earlier in the season.

“It’s been bothering me a little bit,” he told the Evening Telegraph.

“Obviously, I’ve been happy with how I’ve been playing but I want to score goals.

“I can set up goals but I need to prove I can score them as well. I’m happy to finally get another one.

“Playing through the middle up front, compared to out wide, there’s going to be more chances and I’m just happy I took one of them on Saturday.”

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