Reportedly available for £400k, Rangers must move for Lawrence Shankland

Rangers fans enjoy the atmosphere ahead of the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The prolific Ayr United striker Lawrence Shankland is understood to be a Rangers fan - but is he good enough for the Scottish Premiership giants?

30th November 2018, Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Championship football, Dundee United versus Ayr United; Lawrence Shankland of Ayr United celebrates after scoring for 5-0 in...

The fact that Lawrence Shankland is a boyhood Rangers fan has not gone unnoticed with the Ayr United striker in the form of his life.

Shankland has scored a quite remarkable 26 goals in 23 games to fire his side to the top of the Scottish Championship, including four in the 5-0 thrashing of Dundee United last time out.

According to the Evening Times, the former Scotland U21 international is a dyed-in-the-wool Gers fanatic – and that was enough to encourage Rangers fans on Twitter to demand his arrival with Steven Gerrard on the lookout for another striker, as reported by The Express.

 

And a move for the most lethal striker in Scotland surely looks even more tempting now his price-tag has been revealed. According to the Daily Record, Ayr want just £400,000 for their talisman, hamstrung as they are by the fact that he’s out of contract at the end of the season.

For that fee, Shankland has the potential to be arguably the best pound-for-pound signing Mark Allen has made at Rangers in 2018 – discounting Allan McGregor considering he returned to Ibrox from Hull City on a free transfer.

30th November 2018, Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Championship football, Dundee United versus Ayr United; Lawrence Shankland of Ayr United scores from a penalty for 4-0 in the...

The Daily Record claims that Swansea City are leading the chase while Sunderland, whose manager Jack Ross worked with Shankland at St Mirren, are also waiting in the wings.

But with Alfredo Morelos getting sent off yet again in midweek and Kyle Lafferty without a goal for almost three months, £400k for Shankland doesn’t look like a bad idea.

Lawrence Shankland of St Mirren misses a fine chance  during the BETFRED Cup Group Stage between St Mirren and Edinburgh City at St Mirren Park on July 30, 2016 in Paisley, Scotland.

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