Rangers Pursue Lawrence Shankland as Striker Rejects Hearts’ Contract Offer – Sky Sports Reporter

Rangers are continuing their pursuit of striker Lawrence Shankland, who has recently turned down a new contract from Hearts, as revealed by sports reporter Mark Benstead.

Speaking live on Sky Sports News from outside Tynecastle on Monday, Benstead shared insights into the unfolding developments regarding Shankland’s future. The 28-year-old Scotland international is set to become a free agent at the conclusion of the current season, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the transfer negotiations.

Benstead conveyed, “It’s our understanding that there’s an interest in the player from Rangers. Hearts have put a new contract towards Lawrence Shankland, but from what I’ve been told, he will not be signing that in its current form.”

The reported rejection of the initial contract offer from Hearts is viewed as a positive development from the perspective of Rangers. Should Shankland commit to the contract, Rangers might find themselves compelled to pay a significantly higher amount for the talented striker.

With Shankland’s existing contract set to expire in 18 months, there is growing speculation that Hearts may be inclined to consider a transfer deal now to secure a sizable fee for the player. The situation remains fluid, and as the transfer window progresses, the football world will be keenly observing how this potential move unfolds.