Former Rangers star Andy Halliday believes Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland would be able to make the step up to the Premiership if the Light Blues signed the 24-year-old this summer.
The forward scored 28 goals in all competitions last campaign and has been linked with moves to both Old Firm clubs in recent months. All of his goals, though, have come in the lower leagues, but Halliday believes Shankland has what it takes to play in the top flight:
“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. If you’re at a bigger club you’re going to get more chances.”
“He’s just got the knack for scoring goals and that’s something that’s hard to find. 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.”
Gers boss Steven Gerrard is reportedly looking to bring in another striker. The likes of Kemar Roofe, Terem Moffi, Mohamed Buya Turay and Lyndon Dykes have all been mentioned as possible targets over the past month.
Shankland’s name hasn’t been doing the rounds as much in recent weeks, and that may be down to the fact that Dundee United’s owner Mark Ogren has previously stated that he would want more than £3m for the goalscorer.
Whether that valuation has been lowered due to the financial impact of the global health crisis, we shall have to wait and see.