Dundee United are relaxed about the interest being shown in their young stars in the wake of Crystal Palace’s attempt to land Scott Banks.
The Tangerines have declined to comment on the Banks situation but it is not only the midfielder who has been attracting attention.
It is understood that the latest crop of Tannadice talents, which also includes the likes of Logan Chalmers, Chris Mochrie and Declan Glass (on loan to Cove Rangers), have all impressed scouts who have attended the club’s recent matches.
United are aware of that but are taking it in their stride.
That is due, predominantly, to American owner Mark Ogren, who confirmed in an exclusive interview with Courier Sport last week that his financial backing is unwavering.
Ogren’s resolute support means United are in the fortunate position of being able to sit and wait for an offer that is too big to turn down. If that doesn’t happen then they won’t sell Banks or anyone else.
There has been no such bumper bid tabled up to now and that means the focus of Banks and the rest of the United players will be fully on tomorrow’s Championship clash at Partick Thistle.
Meanwhile, United are still mulling over a move for winger Elliott Frear, with assistant head coach Lee McCulloch saying: “I think we’re pushing to get one more in, so we’ll just wait and see how things develop.”