Rangers are scouting prolific Dunfermline Atheltic striker, Kevin Nisbet, according to a Glasgow Evening Times report.
The 22-year-old has been in strong form in from of goal for some time now.
Last season, he netted a remarkable 34 times for Raith Rovers in Scottish League One, before making the step up by joining the Championship outfit Dunfermline on a two-year deal in the summer.
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Since then, he’s continued his impressive form, netting 11 times in 19 appearances this term. That’s a grand total of 45 strikes in under 18 months of football [Soccerbase].
The report alleges that Rangers representatives have watched the ex-Partick Thistle man at least once already this season, and intend to continue to keep tabs on him.
Given that he’s currently playing lower-league football in Scotland and isn’t tied to a long-term deal, it’s unlikely he would be an expensive buy. Transfermarkt rate him at a bargain £90k, although that valuation hasn’t been updated since January 2018.
The two forwards netted the same amount of goals last season, but Shankland has nine more this campaign and has earned international recognition with Scotland.
22-year-old Nisbet is the younger of the two, though, and has four goals in his last three appearances.
Rangers are presumably in no immediate rush to bring in striking reinforcements, considering Jermain Defoe and Alfredo Morelos already have 19 goals between them in the Premiership alone.
Perhaps in the case of Nisbet, though, they have an eye on the future.
If he continues to make waves in Europe, El Bufalo won’t be around forever, while Defoe is now 37 and can only keep going for so long.