How would Celtic appointing Brendan Rodgers affect Rangers in the market?

Brendan Rodgers

The former Liverpool boss is in talks with the Bhoys, according to reports on Tuesday. Could it spell problems for their rivals at Ibrox?

Celtic and Rangers will lock horns on a full-time basis next season, following the Light Blues' promotion as Scottish Championship winners.

Few rivalries come close to theirs anywhere, and April's Scottish Cup semi-final clash has whet the appetite of football fans worldwide.

But as well as next season's anticipated fight for the title, could the pair also become fierce adversaries in the transfer market if Brendan Rodgers takes over at Parkhead, as is being reported?

The ex-Liverpool boss will no doubt wish to add to his squad this summer and a raid of his former club could be on the agenda.

Rodgers is prone to a reunion. He signed Watford's Jobi McAnuff for Reading having made the same move himself, took former Royals midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson to Swansea and, of course, was responsible for Joe Allen's transfer from the Liberty Stadium to Anfield.

But if the Northern Irishman is looking to reignite a few old flames, he could be beaten to it by a man who's already doing likewise.

Rangers' head of recruitment Frank McParland was academy director under Rodgers at Liverpool and has already acquired Jordan Rossiter - a player to whom Rodgers gave a debut at Anfield.

No sooner had the 19-year-old arrived at Ibrox, reports emerged linking Reds winger Sergi Canos with a temporary move to the blue half of Glasgow. There are bound to be more where those came from.

And with the gap between the Old Firm shortening by the year, Rodgers' appointment could present one or two with dilemmas this summer.

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