Rangers move makes more sense for Shankland than joining Celtic

Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers FC (R) greets Neil Lennon, Manager of Celtic prior to the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 01, 2019...

Rangers and Celtic are both reportedly keen on striker Lawrence Shankland.

30th November 2018, Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Championship football, Dundee United versus Ayr United; Lawrence Shankland of Ayr United shrugs off the challenge of Rachid...

Rangers may already have to strikers firing on all cylinders, but that isn't stopping them from having a look at Dundee United ace Lawrence Shankland.

The 24-year-old has smashed 15 goals in just 13 games for Dundee United, since joining from Scottish Championship rivals Ayr United over the summer.

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Shankland has now been rewarded with a shock call-up to the Scotland squad despite being in the second tier, but that may only be a temporary thing for the Scot.

 
 

The Daily Record claim that both Celtic and Rangers now want to sign Shankland, with the Old Firm duo taking a keen interest in his progress down at Tannadice.

That may give Shankland a tough decision to make, but a move to Rangers does make more sense than heading over to Celtic at the end of the season.

For one, Shankland confirmed to the Glasgow Evening Times last year that he grew up supporting Rangers, and a move to Ibrox would be a dream come true for him.

There could be more opportunities coming up though at Rangers, as Jermain Defoe is coming towards the end of his loan move and the end of his career, whilst Alfredo Morelos is attracting admiring glances from elsewhere.

30th November 2018, Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Championship football, Dundee United versus Ayr United; Lawrence Shankland of Ayr United celebrates after scoring from a...

That could give Shankland a path to first-team football with his boyhood club, whereas things may not be quite the same if he makes a move to Parkhead.

Neil Lennon has Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Issouf Bayo at his disposal, as well as up-and-coming youngsters like Jonathan Afolabi and Armstrong Oko-Flex, meaning Shankland may just be a rotational option with a move to Celtic.

Greg Taylor was a boyhood Rangers fan who still made the move to Celtic, but if faced with a choice of Rangers or Celtic, a move to Ibrox may make more sense both personally and professionally.

Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers FC (R) greets Neil Lennon, Manager of Celtic prior to the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 01, 2019...

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