Rangers and Celtic face a similar problem, claims former forward

Rangers and Celtic face a similar problem in the transfer market, claims Mark Hateley.

Rangers and Celtic face a similar problem in the transfer window, Mark Hateley has told The Scottish Sun.

Hateley, who played for Rangers in the 1990s, believes that prices of players go up when the Gers and the Bhoys make an approach.

“If Mark Warburton wants a player, the evidence is there this season that the board will bend over backwards to give him whatever he wants to fulfil the year’s ambition, which is to win the Championship and go up,” the former England international forward told The Scottish Sun.

“But one of the issues could be that Rangers and Celtic have always had this problem with Scottish clubs in that they have to pay over the price. That’s been going on as long as I have been in Scotland.”

Rangers and Celtic are the two biggest clubs in Scotland, and they have a history of snapping up top players from other teams.

Given that in the past the Gers and the Bhoys have had the most money of all the clubs in Scotland, it did not come as a surprise that when they approached a player, his price went up.

Rangers have signed Harry Forrester, Maciej Gostomski and Billy King so far in the January transfer window. Meanwhile, Celtic snapped up defender Erik Sviatchenko earlier this month.

Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment, while Rangers currently lead the Scottish Championship standings.

It would be very exciting next season if Rangers get promoted and compete with Celtic for the Premiership title.

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