Rangers laughably touted with Alli move; Celtic should sign Son and Kane then

By Euan Davidson

December 16, 2020

Celtic’s biggest rivals have been linked with a superstar.

Danny Murphy, of BBC, TalkSport and Liverpool fame, claims that Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli would “would enjoy” playing under Steven Gerrard at Rangers.

The former Charlton man made his sensational claim on TalkSPORT, insisting that Gerrard could help the Spurs man build his confidence on loan.

Therefore, we’re officially linking Celtic with South Korean sensation Son Heung Min and England captain Harry Kane. Why not? Anything’s possible now.

Valued at a combined £175m (Transfermarkt), the Spurs duo would represent real backing for Neil Lennon. Celtic have been in rough form over 20-21, but with Lennon set to keep his job until the end of January at least, Lawwell needs to support him.

Why not Celtic? / (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Real quality for Celtic!

Odsonne Edouard and Mohammed Elyounoussi have performed relatively well in spells so far. However, if Lawwell is ready to compete with Rangers this season, Son and Kane would represent a real upgrade in attack.

Kane has managed 15 goals in 19 games under Mourinho this season. Son is on fire, too, with 13 in 17 and 7 assists (Transfermarkt).

Both established internationals, they’ve helped Tottenham to the summit of the Premier League at the time of writing (BBC).

The Spurs hitmen would probably have to join on-loan initially, given Financial Fair Play restrictions. But come on, Peter Lawwell! Loosen the purse strings, will ya?

Who knows what numerical heights the duo could reach in the Hoops? Remember, anything’s possible!

Lionel Messi – Celtic bound? / (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Messi is unhappy at Barça, let’s fire in a bid

While we’re at it, Lionel Messi is unhappy at Barcelona. Manchester City are watching with interest (Eurosport), but there’s every reason to believe that the Argentine would benefit from some time in Scotland.

He’s already praised the supporters, it has to mean something:

“It is the best atmosphere in Europe and we all want to experience that again” (Daily Record), the diminutive legend said in 2015.

Perhaps, Messi could bring Barça coach Henrik Larsson with him. In charity matches, Henke has looked match fit and you can never lose an eye for goal.

Lenny / (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Nah, come on. This isn’t happening.

Let’s get real, here. Dele Alli has been linked with PSG and Everton (Express). This is absolute pie in the sky stuff.

However, when the BBC are sharing the story, it shows just how silly things can get ahead of the January transfer window. Unfortunately, the Scottish Premiership isn’t able to attract the biggest names in European football.

Unless, say, St. Mirren are bought over by an oil-rich consortium, that looks unlikely to change.

Danny Murphy is absolutely on one here. With some due respect to the former midfielder, there’s literally no chance of Dele Alli going to Rangers. It’s unfathomable and it wouldn’t do his career any good.

Yes, several English internationals moved to our rivals in the 80s and 90s. That was less about the esteem of Rangers, though, and more about the ban on English clubs in European competition (History).

A little realism is needed if Scottish football is to be taken more seriously. At the moment, the reputation of our top flight isn’t what it once was.

So, no. Celtic won’t sign Kane and Son. Nor will Lionel Messi be photographed at Glasgow International Airport. But those things are only marginally less likely than Dele Alli signing for Rangers.