Rangers Consider Shankland Transfer, But Eyeing Free Move Next Year

Rangers are keeping Scottish striker Lawrence Shankland on their radar, but are hesitant to meet Hearts’ asking price this summer, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.

Shankland reportedly desires a move to Ibrox, but with a year left on his contract, Rangers are wary of a hefty transfer fee. They believe they could potentially acquire him for free next year.

Negotiating a compromise fee is considered unlikely. While Shankland’s goalscoring prowess is undeniable, his age (28) and the possibility of a free transfer in a year make a high fee less appealing.

This approach echoes their stance in January, when Hearts demanded a record-breaking fee. Pundits like Ally McCoist believe securing Shankland then could have secured the Scottish Premiership title for Rangers.