Philippe Clement Sparks Speculation of January Rangers Bid with ‘Interesting to Hear’ Remarks on Lawrence Shankland

Rangers manager Philippe Clement’s comments about Lawrence Shankland have sparked intrigue and raised the possibility of a January bid for the talented striker. David Tanner found Clement’s remarks “interesting to hear” and took to Twitter to share his thoughts.

In this conference, Clement acknowledged the presence of “a few interesting players” in the Hearts lineup. He also pointed out his familiarity with Lawrence Shankland, hailing from their shared past at Beerschot, where the Belgian manager began his own playing career.

The 28-year-old Scottish striker, Lawrence Shankland, has long been on the radar of Rangers. With the Light Blues’ summer recruitment efforts, led by Michael Beale, largely falling short of expectations, the question of Shankland’s potential acquisition has resurfaced once more.

David Tanner pondered the situation on Twitter, stating, “Interesting to hear Philippe Clement talking about Hearts having ‘a few interesting players.’ The Rangers manager volunteered an admiration for Lawrence Shankland, saying he’s been aware of him since the Hearts striker played in Belgium at Beerschot. Should he make a January bid?”

Shankland demonstrated his scoring prowess last season with 27 goals, including 24 in the SPFL. While his current season’s tally of two league goals from a total of six in all competitions might not be as impressive, the prospect of signing a proven top-flight scorer in Scotland is enticing.

The question of whether Shankland can step up and compete in European competitions is one that has been raised frequently. However, his record of scoring three goals in four matches during Europa Conference League qualifying shows that he can make an impact on the continental stage. Given the current form of Rangers’ options in Europe, Shankland’s signing could provide a valuable boost.