How much a player is worth is always a topic for debate and the price tag set for Lawrence Shankland is one that will be sure to split Rangers fans.

The 28-year old Scotland international should probably have been signed as long as ten years ago when he scored against an Ally McCoist managed Light Blues team as a fresh-faced 17-year old.

Another couple of opportunities were missed but the Hearts striker has proven to be a bargain and one that could see Lawrence Shankland line his pockets after years of being linked with Rangers, according to the Edinburgh News.

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Lawrence Shankland to Rangers ship has sailed

As a boyhood Rangers fan, there must have been times when he thought that a move was close, however, nothing has ever gone past speculation.

This summer saw rumours of an enquiry, a polite “how much?” but, according to Barry Anderson of The Edinburgh News, it’s easy to see why that’s where the interest ended.

The journalist has claimed that £3-4m plus add-ons is the fee required which is similar to what Rangers paid for Sam Lammers who has big club and Serie A experience.

Lawrence Shankland has been prolific for Hearts since signing last summer and for £500,000 Rangers could have done a lot worse with doubts over both Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe at the time.

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With 28 goals in 47 appearances, the Tynecastle outfit know that they have a valuable asset on their hands.

A player who can lead the line on his own and be a focal point for attacks or play in a deeper role.

Anderson has claimed that clubs from England and Saudi Arabia are considering the five-times capped international but for the money being talked about, Rangers are right to rule themselves out.

There was once a time when Lawrence Shankland would have been the right striker for Rangers but that time isn’t this summer.

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