Report re-ignites suggestion Celtic and Rangers could join English Premier League

Could Celtic and Rangers joining the English Premier League yet become a reality?

Long running suggestions Celtic and Rangers could join the English Premier League have been re-ignited by a report in the Scottish Sun.

The paper references a potential precedent for a league switch, currently hoping for approval in Eastern Europe.

Lithuanian champions Zalgiris Vilnius have applied to UEFA to join the Polish league, arguing it is a better standard of competition.

Apart from a greater financial reward, this has been the thinking behind the two Scottish giants potentially playing in England, with The Mail reporting last year that both Rangers and Celtic bosses Mark Warbuton and Ronny Deila backed the idea.

Stick with it is for now

Such plans would be racked with logistical challenges, and opposition from clubs in England if the proposal was not right.

The long term future of what would be left behind in Scotland would also become a huge worry for clubs of the likes of Aberdeen and Hearts.

Rangers themselves must prove themselves competitive enough to play in Scotland's top flight as it is. They are currently battling for promotion, and then will need a squad overhaul in order to compete with Celtic for the title.

For both clubs though the infrastructure is there, a  big stadium, committed fanbases, and greater financial income from having a slice of the English television money could benefit both clubs and make them more competitive in European competition.

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