Karren Brady speaks on Old Firm clubs entering the English Premier League

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Karren Brady feels that Scottish Premiership champions Celtic and Scottish Championship winners Rangers should head for the English Premier League one day.

Writing in her column for The Sun, West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has offered her strong opinion on the prospect of Rangers and Celtic entering the English Premier League.

The Scottish Sun reported earlier this year that the long-running motion for both Glasgow giants to move down South could be boosted by Lithuanian champions Zalgiris Vilnius, who were seeking permission from UEFA to enter the Polish league.

England's top-flight clubs rejected the proposal back in 2009, but the Hoops' majority shareholder Dermot Desmond said via The Telegraph in September of last year that it was "inevitable" for it to happen eventually, noting that the Old Firm rivals could exit Scottish football by 2025.

Rangers, 17 points clear in the Scottish Championship, won promotion back to the Scottish Premiership on Tuesday for the first time since 2012, but Brady feels like Scottish football, as a whole, would benefit if both clubs relocated to the English league.

"Celtic and Rangers in the Premier League would have been the salvation of Scottish football," she wrote in her column for The Sun. "The chance was missed years ago, mainly because blazers ruled from the respective football associations — and often still do as Prince William suggests today.

"There will never be another chance, I fear, because the divide has grown into a chasm. Rangers’ win against Dumbarton last night put them back into the top flight. Scotland will produce very good managers and players as well as passionate fans but the fact is beyond Celtic and a revitalised Rangers, the view is increasingly desolate."

It has been a massive 31 years since either Rangers or Celtic did not win Scotland's top flight, with Aberdeen, managed by Sir Alex Ferguson, achieving the feat way back in 1985.

The Old Firm duo have certainly monopolised the division over the past three decades.

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