It is understood that Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny is keen on bringing former Sligo Rovers forward Pádraig Amond to Oriel Park.
Amond, who was most recently with Morecambe, is also rumoured to be attracting interest from Linfield as well as a number of English clubs.
While Dundalk have scored more times than any other team in the Premier Division this season, only five of their 33 goals have come from regular centre-forward David McMillan.
Still coming to terms with the loss of last year’s top scorer Patrick Hoban, who joined Oxford United in January, Kenny is in the market for attacking reinforcements and Amond could become the missing piece of the jigsaw.
Gavin McLaughlin, sports editor at the Dundalk Democrat newspaper, tweeted yesterday:
From listening to Stephen Kenny and Vinny Perth on Friday night, I think it’s pretty obvious they’re really interested in Padraig Amond
— Gavin McLaughlin (@McLaughlinGavin) June 1, 2015
Carlow native Amond, 27, started his career at Shamrock Rovers before switching to Sligo, his 17 league goals in 2010 winning him a move to Portuguese outfit Paços Ferreira.
He thereafter spent two seasons with Accrington Stanley before moving to fellow League Two side Morecambe in 2013. Now out of contract, he scored a total of 10 goals in all competitions this season.
Niall Newberry, Pundit Arena.
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