Alex Schalk provides attacking depth on a budget for Aberdeen this summer

As reported by The Scottish Sun, Aberdeen are interested in signing former Ross County striker Alex Schalk this summer, after he left the club following their relegation to the Scottish Championship.

What’s the story?

After the departures of Ryan Christie and Nicky Maynard, the Dons need to add attacking depth to Derek McInnes’ first squad this summer if they are to maintain their challenge at the top end of the table against the two Glasgow sides.

One player on McInnes’ radar is Alex Schalk, who will leave Dingwall after three seasons.

That’s according to The Scottish Sun, who say that the player would jump at the chance to have discussions with Aberdeen about a potential switch.

Is he the kind of player the Pittodrie side should be moving for this summer?

Does Schalk have the quality Aberdeen need?

Signing players from relegated sides never goes down particularly well with supporters, especially ambitious ones like Aberdeen’s, however there is certainly value in making a move for Schalk this summer.

The striker has scored 31 goals in three seasons in Scotland, including 13 in all competitions last year. He was also the player who famously delivered the Scottish League Cup for County in 2016, netting the last minute winner against Hibernian.

At just 25, he is coming into his prime years and making a move on a free transfer ticks plenty of boxes for Aberdeen and it’s something they should strongly consider.

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