Report: Celtic and Rangers set their sights on promising League Two midfielder

Celtic and Rangers are both reportedly interested in Tranmere midfielder Max Power.

Celtic and Rangers have one of the most famous rivalries in world football, but could now do battle over a League Two central midfielder.

Reports suggest that both clubs are monitoring the progress of Tranmere Rovers prodigy Max Power, with Rangers considering a January bid.

The 21-year-old joined Tranmere at the age of just eight, and has captained the club at every level except the first team - though, if he stays for a few more years, that may be on the cards.

Yet with clubs seemingly queuing up to sign him, Power may not be on the Wirral for much longer, with Rangers scouting him and Celtic showing an interest too.

Despite Tranmere's relegation last season and struggles so far this term, Power has been their shining light, and any interested clubs would be hoping he follows in the footsteps of Aaron Cresswell.

After joining Tranmere at the age of 16, Cresswell developed into a fine left back, making the move up to Championship club Ipswich, and then up to the Premier League with West Ham United.

The 24-year-old has been one of the stars of West Ham's impressive season so far, and gives a great example for his former team mate to follow.

Power would surely struggle for immediate first team football at Celtic with the likes of Nir Biton, Scott Brown, Stefan Johansen and Beram Kayal in the ranks, but they can offer him European football.

Meanwhile, a move to the second tier of Scottish football may not seem all that appealing, but Rangers are heading in the right direction at the moment, and he'd get his fair share of playing time under Ally McCoist as they aim to return to the top flight.

It's only tentative interest from both Old Firm teams for now, but Power may have a big decision on his hands in the coming months if both clubs firm up their interest in him.

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