Johnstone warns Celtic ahead of possible Scott Allan deal

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Former Gers player Derek Johnstone has warned Celtic as the Bhoys look to close out a deal for Scott Allan.

Former Rangers favourite Derek Johnstone has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he doesn’t think Celtic should gamble on completing a move for Scott Allan from Hibernian.

The paper suggests that the two old rivals are both interested in a deal for the player, with the BBC having already reported that the Bhoys have agreed a fee over the player.

Johnstone has suggested that the situation is very much down to the player and what he wants and what he’s thinking in relation to his future.

“I think the player has said himself he wants to play for Rangers,” Johnstone told the Glasgow Evening Times.

“Celtic can make a move for him and it would be interesting. If they offered for him what the Easter Road club are looking for then I think they’d agree to sell Scott. At that point all he has to say is ‘No thanks, I’ll wait until January 1 and sign for Rangers’.”

“We don’t know what the young fella is thinking.”

The main positive and negative of joining Celtic

Celtic are obviously the higher profile and arguably better option for any player, based on the position of both clubs at the moment.

Celtic offer a higher level of domestic football and the obvious advantage of European football, which could be in the Champions League if the Bhoys win against Malmo in their play-off game.

The negative is the strength in Celtic manager Ronny Deila’s midfield at the moment.

Scott Brown may have missed the start of the season with an injury but he, Nir Bitton and Stefan Johansen represent a trio which will be very difficult to break up.

He’ll have to use his versatility and determination to try and get himself into that group of midfield men, but it all depends on Celtic and Hibs agreeing a deal, without any complications.

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