By Pranav Shahaney

17th Nov, 2023 | 8:10pm

Pundit issues transfer verdict on Rangers signing Hearts attacker Lawrence Shankland in January

Barry Ferguson has delivered his verdict on Rangers making a move for Hearts striker Lawrence Shankland in the January window.

The former Gers player believes that the 28-year-old will be a valuable addition to the current Ibrox dressing room.

It’s understood that the striker will cost £3million to get over the line in January.

Ferguson told Go Radio, as quoted by the Daily Record, “I think Lawrence Shankland would be good enough to play for Rangers.

“In the past Rangers have signed players from Scottish clubs. Kris Boyd, Steven Naismith, Billy Dodds, Kenny Miller – I’m not saying he is as good as them but he has certainly improved. For me he is a goalscorer.

“And no disrespect to Hearts – but he will get more goals and more opportunities player for a better team that score more. I do think he would be a good player for Rangers.”

Spot on

Shankland could be a valuable addition to Rangers under the stewardship of Philippe Clement.

The Scotland international, known for his clinical finishing and goal-scoring prowess, would provide a reliable attacking option for Clement’s tactical approach.

The Belgian often employs a dynamic and fluid attacking style, and Shankland’s ability to find the back of the net would complement this strategy well.

Shankland’s proficiency in both scoring from inside the box and contributing from set-pieces aligns with Clement’s emphasis on varied attacking threats.

Moreover, Clement values players who can operate within a team-oriented system, and the 28-year-old’s work rate and ability to link up play make him a potentially seamless fit in the manager’s vision.

Additionally, Clement’s emphasis on strong defensive organization could benefit from Shankland’s ability to press and harry opponents, starting from the front.

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