Zimbabwe international striker Macauley Bonne tops Dundee wishlist

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By the Evening Telegraph

SCOTLAND: Dundee are in the hunt for a goalscorer and Leyton Orient marksman Macauley Bonne is top of their wish-list.

The Zimbabwe international scored 25 goals for the National League side last season, sparking the Dark Blues interest.

Born in Ipswich, Bonne started his career at Colchester United, where he played with current Dundee midfielder Glen Kamara briefly, before loans at Lincoln City and Woking.

It’s been at Brisbane Road, however, where he’s shone, smashing in 22 league goals last season.

With a year remaining on his current deal there, a fee will be required to prise him from Orient and that could be a sticking point with the non-league side holding out for six figures.

With Shrewsbury, Portsmouth and Burton Albion all interested, too, Dundee have fierce competition to land the 22-year-old striker.

Orient are also keen to keep him on a longer contract but a mid-table finish in the National League is unlikely to have been enough to keep him amid interest from other clubs.

Dens gaffer Neil McCann highlighted a lack of killer instinct in his side throughout last season, something he is determined to rectify this summer with a proven goalscorer.

With money in the bank from the January sale of defender Jack Hendry, Dundee have the funds behind them to strengthen that area of the team.

And having already raided the English non-league for Roarie Deacon last summer and Elton Ngwatala last week, Neil is hoping he can attract another National League star to come north of the border.