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Reported Ibrox target Josh Magennis said he supported Celtic and Rangers

Belfast , Ireland - 24 March 2019; Josh Magennis of Northern Ireland celebrates with team-mate Steven Davis after scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA EURO2020 Qualifier Group C...

Rangers have been linked with a move for Josh Magennis.

Belfast , Ireland - 24 March 2019; Josh Magennis of Northern Ireland celebrates with team-mate Steven Davis after scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA EURO2020 Qualifier Group C...

Rangers were this week linked with a move for free agent striker Josh Magennis.

The Belfast Telegraph claimed Rangers have been in touch over a potential move.

 

For Magennis, a move to Rangers would finally make him choose his favourite Glasgow club. Until now he felt there was little to split between the Gers and Celtic.

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This stems back to an interview Magennis gave back in 2010.

Bolton Wanderers' Josh Magennis  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Bolton Wanderers at City Ground on May 5, 2019 in Nottingham, England.

In an interview after his move to Aberdeen, Magennis told the Daily Record he grew up supporting both Old Firm teams.

He said this was for family reasons.

Magennis said: "As a kid, I supported Rangers and Celtic because my grandad was a Catholic and my mum was a Protestant so I used to hear them bickering about the house.

"I definitely want to be involved against Rangers. One of the main reasons I came to Scotland was to take part in games against both halves of the Old Firm and this is my first chance."

The rivalry between Celtic and Rangers is so strong that it's almost impossible for a fan to tread the line between the two. In almost all cases, it's one or the other.

It was probably sensible for Magennis to keep his options open. If a move to Rangers comes off, there will be no split loyalties.

Bolton Wanderers' Josh Magennis competing with Ipswich Town's Luke Chambers and Cole Skuse during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Bolton Wanderers at Portman Road...

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