Kompany backs Scottish clubs to join the Premier League

Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany says that he would love to face the likes of Rangers and Celtic in the Premier League.

Vincent Kompany has reacted to Scotland voting no in the Independence referendum, by saying that he would love Scottish clubs to join the Premier League. 

There has been talks about the values of allowing Celtic and Rangers into the Premier League for some time now and the Manchester City defender clearly feels that it would be a good decision if they were invited to join. 

The City defender took to social media site Twitter this morning to post: "Scotland votes No. Hard to look past those headlines. Just my opinion: would love to face some Scottish sides in the Premier League."

There has always been a feeling that Celtic and Rangers could become big threats if they were to join the English leagues due to the size of their fan-bases. 

The clubs are two of the biggest sides in the U.K and, with the funding and increased attention that English football would provide them, they could become power-houses in the top-flight. 

As recently as March this was touted as a possibility, with UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino saying that they would consider a proposal for Scottish teams to join the English league set-up in the future. 

He said: "Football is in constant development and we are open to discussing everything."

Of course, some Welsh clubs have entered the Football League and done well. Swansea City are a Premier League club, whilst Cardiff City are one of the Championships big-hitters and even Newport County have a place League Two. 

None of these teams have fan-bases the size of some of Scotland's biggest teams and it shows the potential Celtic and Rangers would have if they were to be granted permission to join England's leagues after voting to stay part of the UK.

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