Having both won in their first games of the Scottish Cup campaign, the Celtic and Rangers fans celebrating in the Transfer Tavern have been discussing the nature of their seasons so far.
While it’s evident the Hoops are a huge step ahead of the Gers right now, perhaps the fact both are in the top tier of Scottish football is good for the league as a whole, maybe giving potential transfer imports a further sense of allure.
Though there’s some way to go at Ibrox to get a truly competitive league, having such a glamour tie as a regular fixture in the SPFL diary can help the Scottish Premiership attract interest from all over the footballing world. In fact, a former Real Madrid and Tottenham playmaker has revealed that he’d like to play in Scotland after hearing so much about one of the biggest games in Europe.
Currently plying his trade in Denmark with FC Midtjylland, Rafael van der Vaart has hinted he’d one day be open to moving back to Britain, this time to one of the Glasgow teams.
“Playing in Denmark with FC Midtjylland has been another experience for me to try. It’s one of many countries I’ve played football in”, he told the Sunday Post in an exclusive interview.
“I’ve not had the opportunity to play in Scotland – but we’ll see what the future offers’.’
“I like Scotland, and I’ve had many team-mates at club and international level talk so highly about the passion and the rivalry that exists.
“They often spoke about Celtic and Rangers, and it does appear to be something quite special.
“So, for sure, if something was put to me, then I’d look at it.
“I’m still fit, I’m still young enough and still want to play at the highest level possible. So I would never say never.”
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