Several months back, the Daily Star reported that Rangers and Celtic were both interested in Lawrence Shankland.
It’s claimed that Jack Ross’ Sunderland have tabled a bid for the 23-year-old.
Furthermore, Rangers’ SPL rivals, Hearts, are now also said to be interested and have made contact.
This comes after Portsmouth also reportedly entered the running earlier this week [Portsmouth News].
The Scottish Sun report suggests that Shankland’s decision on his future is imminent. He’s currently on holiday but will make a call shortly after returning to the country.
It’s hardly surprising that so many clubs are circling around Shankland. He netted a whopping 34 goals in all competitions for Ayr United last season.
Furthermore, as his contract there has expired, he’s available on a free transfer.
Although he is unproven at a higher level than the Scottish second tier, his signing carries no financial risk.
One advantage that Rangers hold, is that the forward is reportedly a blue nose. Surely, then, no matter what the interest from England, if the Gers table a bid, he would choose Ibrox?
If they sit back and watch him move to a rival club like Hearts and he does well, it would be a tough one to take.
Meanwhile, a club insider has rubbished links to seven players.