Pierre van Hooijdonk has told The Scottish Sun that both Celtic and Rangers could benefit if they joined the English league.
An ‘English’ Premier League with Celtic and Rangers would be very exciting indeed, and former Bhoys striker Van Hooijdonk has highlighted how it would benefit the two Glasgow giants.
“If Celtic were able to join the English league than they can get to that level that Dermot Desmond is talking about,” the former Netherlands international told The Scottish Sun. “The club would explode.
“They would be able to attract so many quality players because the club is massive. They could be big enough to join the small group of teams who could win the Champions League.
“The growth potential in moving to England is enormous and the same applies to Rangers. It’s just a case of getting in to England.
“I’m sure they would join the Championship tomorrow if it was offered to them. And within five years I’m convinced they could compete for the Premier League title.”
Van Hooijdonk’s comments make sense, although many will argue that it would not be possible for Celtic to compete for the Premier League title in five years’ time.
Celtic and Rangers are the two biggest clubs of Scotland, and they would appeal to followers of the Premier League if they were to ‘move’ to England.
However, Scottish football without Celtic and Rangers would be severely damaged.