Rangers Ready to Reignite Pursuit of Hearts Forward Lawrence Shankland

Rangers are prepared to reignite their pursuit of Hearts forward Lawrence Shankland, according to sources close to GiveMeSport. With the Scottish Premiership title secured by Celtic for a third consecutive season, Rangers boss Philippe Clement is already planning his squad overhaul for a renewed title challenge next year.

Clement, appointed in October 2023, has wasted no time in collaborating with director of football recruitment Nils Koppen to identify transfer targets. Hearts’ prolific striker Shankland has emerged as a priority, with Clement set to test the resolve of their rivals with a formal bid when the summer transfer window opens.

Shankland’s impressive form this season, with 30 goals and 8 assists in all competitions, has bolstered his chances of representing Scotland at Euro 2024.

Clement faces a potential attacking void next season with the departures of Kemar Roofe, whose contract expires at the end of May, and loanee Fabio Silva returning to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Shankland’s goalscoring prowess makes him a prime target for Rangers’ title ambitions.

Rangers are determined to land Hearts striker Lawrence Shankland despite a failed attempt earlier this season. His impressive scoring record has made him a key target for manager Philippe Clement.

Shankland is expected to decide his future after the season, with interest from abroad also reported. He’s unlikely to stay at Hearts, who value him at £5 million despite his contract expiring next year. This price tag reflects his potential role in helping Hearts reach European competition.