In football, there are fewer things more valuable than a passionate fan playing for his club. But for Lawrence Shankland, he could be faced with the ultimate dilemma in the coming months.
Shankland, a diehard Rangers fan, is reportedly the subject of our biggest rivals Celtic.
BBC Journalist Jim Spence revealed that Celtic are amongst a host of clubs looking at Shankland.
They’ve watched him for a while as have loads of others obviously. Worth a gamble in my view.
— Jim Spence (@JimSpenceSport) December 7, 2018
The Ayr United striker has been on fire recently and has 26 goals in 23 games this season for the Honest Men.
His run has fired them to the top of the Scottish Championship and has them well on their road to promotion. But he’s surely set to leave the club come the end of the season.
But if Celtic come for him, is he likely to go? Go with the club you’ve loathed your entire life and make a few buck or wait for a better offer?
Of course, it’s only a dilemma if Rangers don’t move for him. If it’s even a dilemma for the striker at all.
An out and out goalscorer with a love for Glasgow’s most successful team, to me he’s worth a punt.
Shankland is reportedly available for £400,000 in January. He’d also be available on a free come the end of the season.
We’ve seen how Celtic have had success in bringing Scottish players into their side. Armstrong and Christie are the biggest examples.
I see no reason why Rangers shouldn’t move for the former Aberdeen striker.