Rangers and Celtic have both been in the market for strikers this summer – and two of their signings have a particular quirk to them.
The Gers pounced to sign Cedric Itten from St Gallen in August, landing him as a replacement for Florian Kamberi – who ironically headed to St Gallen himself.
The 23-year-old has been added as a physical target man, and he earned his big move off the back of 36 goals and 11 assists in 63 games for St Gallen.
Across Glasgow, Celtic brought in Albian Ajeti from West Ham United, and are looking for him to recapture his best form.
Ajeti was a goal machine for Basel but made no impact in England, with Celtic now aiming to get him back to his best – and he has already scored twice for the Bhoys.
The quirk with these two is that they are both Swiss internationals, meaning they’re not only fighting for silverware in Scotland, but also for caps on the international stage.
The Scottish Sun have now spoken to Switzerland’s data analyst and team manager Vincent Cavin, and he is backing the duo to feature together despite their rivalry.
Cavin believes they’re very different players, and they are talented enough to link up together of Switzerland despite major competition in attack.
“Cedric and Albian are both great guys and good players with a lot of potential,” said Cavin. “Only one of them has the chance to win the championship in Scotland, but I hope they both have very good seasons. They are two very different players.”
“Albian is a player who is very dangerous in the box. Normally he’s in the right place at the right time. Cedric is dangerous in the box too, but he can also drop deep and attack from there. He can collect the ball from further away from goal. He can play as a No 10 and he played for St Gallen like this. He doesn’t always play like a No9.”
“At the moment we have a lot of strikers in the Swiss squad and the competition is very high. But these two have the possibility to play together one day, for sure. Our coach doesn’t always play with the same system, but if Ajeti and Itten play well for their clubs they could link up for Switzerland,” he added.