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Swansea City pull out the race to land prolific forward after failed bid



Swansea City have pulled out of the race to sign Ayr United star Lawrence Shankland after seeing their £200,000 bid rejected by the Scottish club, according to reports from reliable journalist Alan Nixon.

The Swans have been linked with a move to land the 23-year old since the start of December, with reports claiming that Graham Potter’s men were lining up a move a bid of £400,000 to land the prolific forward.

Shankland has been in sensational form for Ayr this term, scoring 28 goals in 26 games in all competitions for the Scottish Championship outfit, taking his tally up to a stunning 57 goals in 59 matches for the club.

But reports from Nixon now claim that the Welsh club have pulled out of the race to sign the attacker, after seeing their £200,000 bid turned down by Ayr.

Swansea have found life difficult since dropping down from the Premier League – Potter’s men, after a 2-2 draw with Wigan at the weekend, sit 13th in the Sky Bet Championship table, nine points off the play-off places.

The Verdict

This is a huge blow for Swansea, who just don’t want seem to want to pay the money to land Shankland.

Regardless of the league, 28 goals in 26 games is an incredible ratio, and he’d definitely add goals to a Swansea side that have lacked firepower this season.

Graham Potter either has something else lined up, or there are some serious issues behind-the-scenes at the Liberty Stadium. Even with Oli McBurnie and Wilfried Bony they should be looking for more depth and Shankland is an exciting prospect.

Thoughts, Swansea fans? Let us know in the comments below.

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