LAWRENCE SHANKLAND has been a reported Celtic target for January but if you listened to his comments to BBC’s Off the Ball then there’s only one place the player sees himself if he is to stay in Scotland.
It’s no secret that the prolific lower league goal scorer is a fan of a certain Ibrox club and played there briefly as a young lad back in the day.
When asked by Tam Cowan if he had unfinished business at Ibrox after his short stint he seemed excited at the idea of returning to Govan as a senior player.
“Unfinished business? [At Ibrox]”. asked Cowan.
Shankland then added: “Hope so! I used to go and watch them when I was younger.
“It’s one of they ones. If it’s an option and you’re from Scotland it’s one you can’t easily turn down.”
Asked about the prospect of heading to Celtic Park the player didn’t rule it out but seemed under-enthused in his response.
“I have family members who are all Celtic fans as well!”
Shankland has been Ayr’s goal hero for quite some time and has propelled them up the Championship. The club wants to hold onto him in January and have been trying to warn off potential suitors.
Speaking about his own future, the striker is leaving all options on the table for the January window.
“At the minute it looks as if I’m going to be there until the end of the season from recent chats we’ve had, but football changes quickly, January is round the corner and it’ll be up to them really.
Celtic look set to bring Timothy Weah in during the January window but Brendan Rodgers is looking for two striker’s to beef up his attacking options.
It’s not yet known if the club are seriously interested in Shankland.