The battle is on as both Celtic and Rangers are ready to go head-to-head because they are chasing the Scottish Playmaker who could be termed the ‘reverse Archie Gemmill’.
That is not because he is going to score an incredible own goal for Scotland against Holland in the World Cup (mainly because they won’t get the World Cup in the first place). The reason is because like Archie Gemmill, he made his name with Derby County and Nottingham Forest. Only, unlike Archie, this guy went from Forest to Derby as opposed to the other way around.
Creative Spark, Kris Commons, has been on the cusp of a move to the big leagues ever since he was at Nottingham Forest and now might finally be the time that Commons finally has to bite the bullet and make a big move somewhere.
At 27 years of age, with his Derby contract up in the end of the summer and now chance of promotion, if Commons is going to make a move either to test himself at a higher level or get himself the big pay-day that his talents deserve. A move to either Celtic or Rangers would certainly be an outlet for both, with European football and the inflated wages that the Old Firm can pay.
You would imagine that, in the current climate, Celtic would be able to outbid Rangers on wages for Commons. That would mean Rangers best chance of beating Celtic to the English-born Scottish internationals signature would be to pay a bigger transfer fee now and nab him before the ‘Bhoys’ can get their hands on him.