SCOTTISH TRANSFERS YOU SHOULD WATCH OUT FOR THIS SUMMER
Celtic and Rangers have been at the top of Scottish football for many years now and are likely to impose their will on the Scottish transfer market. Both sides are likely to sign players from Scotland and abroad in an effort to continue their rivalry for next year’s Scottish Premiership title race.
Celtic’s first job will be to try and keep hold of the core of their squad. One player who’s been linked with a move away from the club is Odsonne Edouard with Arsenal interested. The club have put a £21.5 million price tag on his head and could replace him easily if this price was met. Arsenal have been interested in the 23 year old for a year now and this season he could be a great replacement for Frenchman Lacazette.
Jeremie Frimpong left the club in January and Celtic are still yet to replace the right-back. ADO Den Haag’s Milan van Ewijk is being considered as a replacement and could join on a relatively cheap deal despite interest from Hamburg, Schalke and Gent.
Leicester City’s Sidnei Tavares is also of interest to Celtic, however, Leicester head coach Brendan Rogers has vetoed the deal. Celtic’s biggest coup this summer would be to bring in a new head coach with former Bournemouth man Eddie Howe reportedly being lined up.
Loanee Jonjoe Kenny also wants to extend his stay at Celtic and Everton are reportedly willing to lower the price tag in order to cash in on the defender who’s contract expires in 2022. Another Premier League man who could be on his way to Celtic Park is Robbie Brady who could join on a free transfer this summer.
Rangers have had a very impressive 2020/21 campaign and they’ll want to keep a hold of their star players. Ianis Hagi has been linked to RB Leipzig, Sevilla, and Sampdoria in the past 12 months with the Romanian saying he’s happy at the club.
Alfredo Morelos has impressed ever since he joined Rangers despite Lille's £16 million interest last summer. 18-year-old Englishman Nathan Young Coombes has also attracted interest from West Ham and Brentford FC with a move to London on the cards.
Fashion Sakala is a Zambian striker currently playing in Belgium with KV Oostende. Rangers have been watching him for a while and will have to beat French side Lille for his signature. Sakala will be available on a free transfer and Rangers seem to be the favourites with a pre-contract agreement in the works.
John Lundstram is another potential free transfer deal that Rangers could pursue. The Sheffield United midfielder’s contract expires in the summer of 2021 and would be an excellent addition to the squad.
The club tried to offload him in January, however, no club was willing to match the £7 million price tag. The 27-year-old wants to stay in the Premier League but if he doesn’t get any offers, Rangers could find themselves in the lead. He’s turned down numerous contract offers from Sheffield United due to their poor form in the 2020/21 campaign.