Many Rangers fans demand Stevie G makes this big January move

Many Rangers fans demand Stevie G makes this big January move

A groundswell of support among Rangers fans has grown for a big January move for on-lava Lawrence Shankland, whose move to Championship side Dundee United has seen staggeringly devastating form and earned a rare Championship player call up to the national side.

Surprisingly, the 24-year old hitman elected to make a rather parallel move to Tannadice from Somerset Park, despite all the offers for his services provided by a glut of Scottish and English sides this summer.

He was a lucrative Bosman, his deal for then-manager Ian McCall’s men expiring this summer and Scotland’s highest current scorer elected to make the intriguing move to Dundee rather than make the big switch to a Rangers, Celtic or significant Championship side.

But with Rangers still probably on the lookout for that third striker to truly cement a choice of three top-class strikers rather than just Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe, Shankland is one on many fans’ lips.

He has a ridiculous tally this season, with 11 in 6 in the league for the Arabs, and 14 in 10 overall, continuing on from last season which furnished him with 34 in 38, a comically stunning number in anyone’s language.

So any January move for his signature would clearly require a strong bid to United, given he’s signed for three years.

That said, he was evidently available this summer and it appears Rangers didn’t give him a serious enough offer to tempt him, so whether the striker really does want the move to Govan or indeed if Steven Gerrard legitimately wants him enough now is another question, even though he is a boyhood Bear himself.

Either way, January could be interesting indeed…

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  1. Low cost option for third striker which we should have pursued in the summer. Now depends on the price United put on him, unless his agent has an exit/buyout price in his contract

  2. Sorry its a no from me.
    A Shankland scoring in the Championship is not what we need. We should know by now doing well in the Championship counts for next to nothing.

    Which Rangers supporters thinks he is better than Alfie, Defoe or even Andrew Dallas or Zak Rudden ?

  3. Not for me im afraid
    We need an alternative option of a target man as 3rd striker. No harm to Shankland but hes a poacher. Although be interesting to see the wee man learn from JD.

  4. Allegedly there was quite a few clubs interested in him in the summer, and his decision to sign for Dundee suggests a lack of ambition. Definitely not the mindset of the type of player Rangers want.

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