By Will Butcher
Contract rebel Greg Stewart is said to be ecstatic after learning that Leeds and Rangers are interested in acquiring his services.
The uncapped Scotsman has scored 24 goals in 71 appearances for Paul Hartley’s side over the last two years, and has become available with only 12 months remaining on his contract after rejecting an extension earlier this summer.
Talking to the Edinburgh Telegraph, Stewart claimed his delight at going from working at Grangemouth oil refinery to being touted around in a £1.5 million deal.
The 26-year-old said: ““Sometimes I think ‘wow’ — three years ago I was working at Grangemouth and now top teams like Leeds United and Rangers are interested in me.
“Put it this way, I don’t want to go back to the oil refinery any time soon. I have to pinch myself sometimes when I think about it.”
The striker was signed two years ago from Cowdenbeath, and has since been named runner up to the PFA Scotland Players’ Player of the Year award in both seasons with the Dark Blues.
Dundee’s number seven has adopted a wide berth of late, allowing him to cut inside as well as reaching the byline.
New Leeds manager Garry Monk is desperate to bring in width with only Stuart Dallas, Jordan Botaka and new loan signing Hadi Sacko recognised as being able to operate on the flanks.
Speaking about a potential move, Stewart refused to rule out wanting to move elsewhere. He said: “I want to be somewhere I can play my best football. Whether it is at Dundee we will just have to wait and see.
“I have ambitions, just like most people. I want to play at the highest level I possibly can.”
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