Dundee United head coach Thomas Courts revealed he is happy to see key players linked with moves elsewhere. He believes these ties are in line with the long-term strategy of the club. Scotland forward Lawrence Shankfield and goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist have both been attracting a lot of interest from big clubs in the country. The former is entering the last year of his contract.
“There’s nothing official to report but it’s pleasing for me that these players are attracting interest because they are top players,” Dundee United head coach Thomas Courts said. “I see that every day in the terms of the way that they train and play. Ultimately when we recruit what we feel are future assets, at some point, bigger clubs are going to come calling and showing interest. We need to be prepared for that.”
Courts only recently took up the vacant head coach spot after the departure of Micky Mellon. Former Dundee United head of tactical performance courts said he would like to give youth a chance before dipping into the transfer market.
“It’s something I’ve been speaking to the club about on a regular basis,” said Courts when asked about potential signings,” he added. “I want to be really selective with the recruitment this year because again, I do feel the young players are scalable here. They’re hungry for opportunities so before we jump straight into the transfer market, I want to make sure I’ve case cast an eye over every single player here, and I think we’re almost there. We’re nearly there in terms of making some key decisions.”