Lawrence Shankland Explains Why Clubs Are Reluctant to Sign Him despite Transfer Interest

Hearts striker Lawrence Shankland has revealed he would be content to remain at Tynecastle next season if a summer transfer doesn’t materialize.

Shankland, the Premiership’s top scorer with 28 goals, was recently nominated for PFA Player of the Year. This stellar form naturally drew interest, with Rangers among the clubs linked to the 28-year-old in January.

However, Shankland acknowledges his age might deter potential suitors. “There’s no guarantees,” he admitted. “I’m aware at my age some clubs are hesitant about signing older players.”

Hearts reportedly valued Shankland at £5 million in January, and while the price might dip with his contract expiring next year, it could still be a significant fee.

“It would have to be a club that wants me for the here and now,” Shankland said. “If nothing happens, I’m more than comfortable.”

Hearts are on the verge of securing European group stage football for the second time in three seasons. Shankland believes this could be a game-changer for the club.

Lawrence Shankland is having a remarkable season

Lawrence Shankland is having a remarkable season, firing his club to victories. In 42 games played, he has scored 28 goals and provided 8 assists, making him one of the top performers in the Scottish Premiership.

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In his two years at Hearts, Lawrence Shankland has played in 89 games for the club, scoring 56 goals and providing 12 assists, becoming a key player for the team. Such performances have attracted the attention of Rangers and Celtic, but no concrete transfer offers have been made yet.