Steven MacLean surprised Celtic haven't hijacked Rangers' bid for Michael O'Halloran

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St. Johnstone forward Steven MacLean thinks Celtic should move for his team-mate Michael O'Halloran.

St. Johnstone striker Steven MacLean has told The Scottish Sun he's surprised Celtic haven't made a move for his team-mate Michael O'Halloran, who is a top target for Rangers.

MacLean played 65 minutes against Celtic on Saturday, as they beat St. Johnstone 3-1 at Celtic Park in a convincing result in the Scottish Premiership.

Team-mate Michael O'Halloran played his part in the game and impressed with his pace, but speculation continues to rumble on over his future.

As reported by BBC Sport, Rangers have had two bids rejected for O'Halloran, with manager Mark Warburton seemingly desperate to add the 25-year-old forward.

After ten goals last season, the former Celtic trainee - who can play out wide or up front - has impressed in Scotland, and St. Johnstone are unsurprisingly keen to keep their star man in Perth.

Now though, team-mate and former Rangers striker MacLean has told The Scottish Sun that he is surprised Celtic haven't swooped in to take him to Celtic Park, because he offers pace that few other players can bring to the table for Ronny Deila's men.

MacLean also thinks that other clubs will be alerted by Rangers' failure to get a deal done so far, with time running out in this month's transfer window.

"I am, yes," said MacLean when asked whether he was surprised that Celtic haven't made a move for O'Halloran. "Celtic haven’t anyone other than James Forrest with Michael’s blistering pace. Mikey would definitely add something to their squad. But who am I to say? It really wouldn’t surprise me if other teams come in for him as well now," he added.

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