Former Newcastle United and West Ham United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop suggested on the ESPN FC show on BT Sport/ESPN on Friday evening that Celtic and Rangers may not fare well in the Barclays Premier League.
While the Bhoys are pretty much guaranteed of winning the Premiership title yet again, the Gers are likely to finish top of the Championship and gain automatic promotion to the Scottish top flight at the end of the season.
But how would Celtic and Rangers fare if they were to playing in the Barclays Premier League in England?
“I am the one who is in genuine debate as to how well Celtic and Rangers will do in the English Premier League,” said Hislop on the ESPN FC show on BT Sport/ESPN on Friday evening. “That’s not even a discussion worth having, whether they would fare or avoid relegation.”
Celtic and Rangers are the two biggest clubs of Scotland, but they will struggle in the Premier League.
If Rangers were to play in the English top flight right now, then they would be fighting relegation due to the squad they have at the moment.
As for Celtic, the Hoops would be unlikely to compete for a European place and might have to settle for a mid-table spot in the Premier League.