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Lawrence Shankland is one of the best strikers in Scotland, and there is no surprise that Steven Gerrard’s Rangers and Neil Lennon’s Celtic have been linked with him.

The Scottish Sun reported in December 2019 that Rangers and Celtic are among the clubs who have scouted the Dundee United striker this season.

The report claimed that Queens Park Rangers, Norwich City, Brentford and Everton have looked at the 24-year-old as well this season.

A move away from United in the January transfer window was almost impossible, as Robbie Neilson’s side were aiming for automatic promotion from the Scottish Championship.

Now that the season has finished, United sporting director Tony Asghar has suggested that the club could sell the 24-year-old Scotland international at the right price.

Asghar told BBC Sport about Shankland: “If bids come in, we’ll have to look at them. [We’ll assess] the situation financially, whether it’s going to help the club long term.”

Stats

According to Transfermarkt.co.uk, Shankland scored 24 goals and provided two assists in 26 Scottish Championship matches for United this season.

During the 2018-19 campaign, the Scottish striker scored 24 goals and provided five assists in the league for Ayr United, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

Former Rangers and United striker Steven Thompson rates Shankland highly, and told The Courier in March 2020 that “his goal record over the last few years is just incredible”.

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