While Ibrox Noise strongly favours Lawrence Shankland as a potential January transfer target for Rangers, a name we’ve rarely-to-never discussed on the site is Aberdeen’s Bojan Miovski, the North Macedonian hitman at well over 6ft who is strolling it at Pittodrie.
Just 24, the striker’s CV is very little to write home about, his only having actually started to deliver professionally since last season’s debut in the Scottish Premiership.
Indeed, till then, the best he’d done in his career was a stunning 19 in 60 for some Budapest mob in the mighty Hungarian top flight, so Kylian Mbappe he isn’t.
Can you see where this is going yet?
Yes, he’s been bright for Aberdeen, no question, and he’s got 28 in 60 for them with 6 assists, nothing to sniff at, but there’s a world of difference between shining for Aberdeen in this league and doing it in front of 50,000 fans.
His career pre-Aberdeen was a nothing of nothingry, he was in no-man leagues, and wasn’t even doing that well in them. It wasn’t till the Dons that he started to make a bit of a mark, but we absolutely do not dig the reported price-tag of around £5M.
Now, fans looking at this thinking that Ibrox Noise rate Shankland, and this guy’s numbers are not that different in the SPL, plus he has 4 years on the Hearts captain, so why do we want Shankland and not Miovski?
Well, it’s not that simple – firstly we don’t want Miovski based on one single season and not at £5M. Secondly Shankland is one of us, knows what Rangers is, and he’s been doing it for ages in this league. He’s proven at this level.
Both of them are clearly solid SPL strikers, but if we were to make a move for the North Macedonian, as Kris Boyd seems to want to, we can’t condone that price.