Journalist Claims Lawrence Shankland to Rangers Is Now Almost Certain

According to Peter Martin, a prominent figure at PLZ Soccer, Lawrence Shankland’s anticipated move to Rangers is “as close as you can think” to being a done deal this summer. The seasoned journalist expressed his confidence during an appearance on The Football Show on March 22nd, asserting that the Hearts striker’s transfer to Ibrox appears to be a foregone conclusion after months of speculation.

Martin emphasized the strength of the ongoing rumors by likening Shankland’s potential move to Rangers as a “dead-cert.” He pointed to other transfer activity, suggesting that with Blair Spittal and James Penrice reportedly bound for Tynecastle from Motherwell and Livingston respectively, the pathway for Shankland’s move to Philippe Clement’s squad seems increasingly clear.

During his discussion, Martin contemplated the broader implications for Scottish and homegrown players amid the upcoming European football campaigns. He pondered the attitudes of both Celtic and Rangers towards recruitment, especially considering the challenges and opportunities presented by continental competition in the next season.

Reflecting on the prevailing sentiment within football circles, Martin confidently stated, “I think it’s a dead-cert, it might be not a dead-cert, but as close as you can think, everybody thinks Lawrence Shankland is going to end up at Rangers.”