Matthew Knox admits supporting Celtic, but would still want permanent Rangers move

Matthew Knox could join Rangers - but he supports their rivals Celtic.

Livingston wonderkid Matthew Knox has told the Daily Record that he would like to sign for Rangers on a permanent basis - even though he supports their fierce rivals Celtic.

Knox, 16, has come up through the ranks with Livingston, and has been establishing himself as one of the top young players in Scottish football.

Recently, Knox went on trial with Rangers in a bid to impress manager Mark Warburton ahead of the summer transfer window, whilst he has also spent time on trial with Premier League sides like Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, as well as Championship outfit Nottingham Forest.

Interest is building in Knox's signature, and the Daily Record reported over the weekend that Rangers have already had a £75,000 bid rejected for the young forward.

Now, Knox has been speaking to the Daily Record about his future, discussing his situation with Rangers - whilst also making a shock admission.

Knox revealed that he actually grew up supporting Rangers' Old Firm rivals Celtic, and loved Bhoys legend Henrik Larsson - but he claims he would still want to sign for Rangers this summer if the opportunity presented itself to him.

"I’m a Celtic fan, it’s a bit bizarre when I pick up the paper and see my name linked with Rangers but who you support shouldn’t matter when it comes to which club you play for," said Knox. "My family are all Hearts fans and it doesn’t bother them that I play for Livingston and support Celtic.

"The number one reason I’m a Celtic fan is down to one man and that’s Henrik Larsson. When I was aged about five or six-years-old I used to watch him play and I loved him. I went to the games to watch him and he’s my ultimate hero. He had so much class and bags of talent so I used to watch him and try and be like him. I'd practice the things he did to try and improve my own game."

"Even though I’m a Celtic fan, that wouldn’t stop me moving to Rangers as it wouldn’t bother me as they are a massive club. As a professional footballer, it’s about playing football that matters and that should come before everything else," he added.

Rangers signed boyhood Celtic fan Michael O'Halloran in January, and despite the ferocious atmosphere between the two clubs, it seems that the Gers would have no issue signing Celtic supporters, with Knox potentially heading to Ibrox this summer.

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