Is Rangers' capture of Ovie Ejaria good news for Celtic regarding John McGinn?

John McGinn of Hibernian in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Do Celtic have a better chance of keeping John McGinn in the Scottish Premiership after Glasgow Rangers brought someone else to Ibrox?

John McGinn of Hibernian in action during the pre season friendly between Hibernian and Sunderland at Easter Road on July 9, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Rangers snapped up Ovie Ejaria on a season-long loan deal this week - and could it be good news for Celtic?

The Liverpool midfielder joined Steven Gerrard's Rangers immediately after signing a new contract at Anfield.

In doing so, Ejaria becomes the eighth central midfielder at Ibrox and you wonder whether the Gers' acquisition of the Englishman makes it easier for the likes of Celtic to sign John McGinn.

Gerrard surely has more than enough options in midfield and it would be a major shock if the Celtic-linked Hibernian star turned up on the blue side of Glasgow.

John McGinn of Hibernian in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Daily Record claimed last month that Gerrard was a fan of the 23-year-old, but surely if Rangers are out of the picture then Brendan Rodgers and the Hoops have one less team to compete with - and the Gers might have represented serious competition.

Like so many, McGinn, valued at £5 million [Scottish Sun], may have idolised Gerrard as a youngster and the prospect of playing under the Liverpool icon would have surely appealed to him.

It is worth noting that there is a number of English teams said to be keen, but if the Ibrox outfit are no longer in the running then the Hoops have a better shot at luring him to Parkhead.

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