Rangers Unlikely to Pursue Lawrence Shankland Despite Prolific Goalscoring, Says Journalist

Journalist Chris Jack believes the club will not pursue Hearts striker Lawrence Shankland this summer, despite previous transfer links between the two sides.

Shankland, 28, was heavily linked with a move to Ibrox in January, but the Gers opted to loan in Fabio Silva from Wolverhampton Wanderers instead. The prolific striker enters the final year of his contract at Tynecastle after rejecting a new deal, having scored 31 goals in all competitions last season.

In a Rangers Review article published on Monday, Jack addressed the transfer rumors: “Do I think Lawrence Shankland would score goals for Rangers? Yes. Do I expect him to sign this summer? No. For all the chat and conjecture in January, there was little to suggest that Rangers were going to test the resolve of the Tynecastle board.

“At that stage, Rangers would have had to pay over the odds and it wouldn’t have made financial sense, especially given the outlay on strikers in the summer. His goal return speaks for itself but I think Clement would prefer a No.9 in a different mould.

“There will rightly be interest in Shankland this summer but I don’t expect it to come from Ibrox.”