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Rangers linked midfielder: I was Celtic season ticket holder, Larsson my idol

George Marsh of Tottenham Hotspur battles with Ethan Hamilton of Manchester United during the Premier League 2 match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on May...

Perhaps Ethan Hamilton will not be such a great fit for Rangers.

George Marsh of Tottenham Hotspur battles with Ethan Hamilton of Manchester United during the Premier League 2 match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on May...

Rangers have been linked with a move for Manchester United midfielder Ethan Hamilton as part of a double deal.

The Scottish Sun reported (19/11) Hamilton is being targeted for a loan move to Ibrox along with Scott McTominay.

Hamilton is a promising Scotland under-19 international who could from a footballing perspective be a shrewd short term addition for Rangers.

But there is a clear reason he may not be a great fit... he is a big Celtic fan.

5 Aug 2000:  Henrik Larsson of Celtic in an aerial battle with Benito Kemble of Motherwell during the Scottish Premier League match played at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Celtic won...

Speaking to Manchester United's official website, Hamilton said: "I was a Celtic fan. My English club would always have been United but I was a season-ticket holder up at Celtic.

"I was quite young but Henrik Larsson was always my hero. I know he was here at United as well and he was brilliant. He just used to score great goals and was an all-round great player."

As Joey Barton once showed, being a Celtic fan will not stop a player joining Rangers although Hamilton is a lot more passionate about the reigning champions than Barton ever was.

Rangers' coaching staff and scouts must assess Hamilton's quality from purely a football standpoint, but fans may find it more difficult to accept him as one of their own especially if he is only on a short term loan deal.

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