Former Liverpool striker wants to play for United

“The last two years have been hard because of injuries but I am OK now. I’m ready and I want to show it,” he said.

“I had surgery on my knee in March when I was in Switzerland with Lausanne, so that kept me out until the summer.

“In July I wasn’t fit and couldn’t go anywhere for a pre-season with any teams. I had to get myself 100% and that meant doing a lot of work on my own.

“After I did that, I went to Le Havre because that is where I started.

“I was able to train with the squad and it was just about getting fit.

“Then Dundee United asked to see me, so I came over here this week and, hopefully, I can get a contract here.”

He’s still waiting for confirmation that United boss Mixu Paatelainen wants to offer him a deal.

“I’m confident that, with my experience, I can bring something.

“Dundee United have good players. They are working hard.

“I’m here for a week and after that I think we will discuss the future.

“Dundee United is a club with a big history and a big name in Scottish football.”