Date: 24th May 2018 at 8:33pm
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Celtic should show why they are the top dogs in Glasgow by making a move for Fenerbache’s Martin Skrtel, who newly appointed Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has been reportedly keen to sign.

The 33-year-old’s impending move to Ibrox is over as the Gers can’t afford him, according to the Daily Record, and the Hoops should swoop in and add the experienced player to their centre-back ranks.

Not only would making a move for the Slovakian international be getting one over on the Ibrox side, he would also be a handy player to have in the squad.

His raft of European experience is unrivalled in the Hoops defence, as he has played far more big games than any Hoops centre-back, including Deryck Boyata.

He could also provide a guiding hand to the likes of Kristoffer Ajer and Jack Hendry, who has struggled to adjust to life with the Hoops.

Skrtel played 30 times for the Turkish side last season, which is on par with the most appearances that were made by the Hoops defenders, who have struggled with injury problems.

In the 1990s the Gers used to regularly gazump the Hoops for players they were interested in buying, the Hoops should respond in kind, as the signing of Skrtel wouldn’t only be a good wind-up, but he is a player who would be useful to have in the Hoops squad going into the Champions League.

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