David Provan comments on Rangers v Celtic title race

General view inside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League group E match between Celtic FC and Lazio Roma at Celtic Park on October 24, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers and Neil Lennon’s Celtic are aiming to win the Scottish Premiership title this season.

Glasgow Rangers' Steve Gerrard during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Glasgow Rangers and FC Porto at Ibrox Park, Glasgow on Thursday 7th November 2019.Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

David Provan has suggested in The Scottish Sun that Neil Lennon’s Celtic have the edge over Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers in the Scottish Premiership title race.

The Celtic legend has suggested that the Bhoys having more funds to spend in the January transfer window means that the Hoops have an advantage over Rangers in the title race.

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Provan believes that Celtic could use the money they got from the sale of Kieran Tierney and the departure of Brendan Rodgers.

 

According to Sky Sports, Celtic received as much as £25 million as transfer fee from Arsenal for left-back Tierney in the summer of 2019.

According to The Leicester Mercury, the Hoops were paid a compensation fee of £8.8 million by Leicester for manager Brendan Rodgers last season.

Provan wrote in The Scottish Sun: “But the wise money should still be on Celtic, who could make the January transfer window a game-changer.

“Having made £8.8m in compensation from Rodgers’ switch to Leicester on top of Kieran Tierney’s £25m fee, Celts are holding the whip hand.

“Lennon has already hinted he’s looking for another striker. If he gets the right player in, Celtic should have more than enough to hold off Rangers’ challenge.”

Celtic manager Neil Lennon during the UEFA Europa League Group stage match SS Lazio v Celtic Fc at the Olimpico Stadium in Rome, Italy on November 7, 2019

Title race

Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 31 points from 12 matches.

Neil Lennon’s side are level on points with second-placed and bitter Old Firm rivals Rangers.

The Hoops have won the league title in Scotland for the past eight seasons, but this campaign Rangers are genuine challengers.

Brendan Rodgers and Kieran Tierney of Celtic are seen during the UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and Alashkert FC  at Celtic Park on July 18, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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