Rangers FC tipped to sign promising striker

Lawrence Shankland

Rangers and Steven Gerrard have been rather active in bringing new players to Ibrox this summer.

So far we've seen Ianis Hagi arrive on a permanent transfer following his successful loan spell.

We then saw goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin arrive from Sunderland on a free transfer after his contract in the north-east of England came to an end.

Gerrard is clearly keen to bring new faces to Glasgow and who can blame him?

The Gers finished 13 points behind fierce rivals Celtic and will need to bridge the gap somehow.

One way of doing so will be to sign new strikers. 

Alfredo Morelos has scored just once in the league this season but has now been linked with a move to Everton. If he departs then the Light Blues will evidently need a new forward.


That player could well be someone in the second-tier of Scottish football.

Current Rangers ace Andy Halliday was speaking this week, revealing his admiration for Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland.

He explained how good a signing he'd be for Rangers if Gerrard decided to make a move.

The defender said

"I would (take him at Rangers).

"He's done it wherever he's been and he looks like the type of boy that, if he gets chances, he's going to score.

"There's hundreds of strikers that don't even have that. I think no matter where he's going to go, he's going to score goals."


GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

The idea of signing someone from the Scottish Championship to potentially replace Morelos is hardly awe-inspiring.

However, no one can deny just how composed in front of goal the 24-year-old is.

A rising star of the Scottish league's, he has netted 62 goals in the last two years alone.

The Dundee United forward scored 28 last season, bagging against Hearts and Hibernian in the cup competitions.


That proves he has what it takes when facing teams in the division above and that should stand him in good stead if he does eventually make the move to Glasgow.

As far as goalscorers come, you're not going to find many better already plying their trade in Scotland.

He is unlikely to cost a great deal either. Transfermarkt value the promising attacker at just £428,000.

Shankland, meanwhile, has already been capped by his country - scoring once in his two appearances for Scotland to date. Promising signs.

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