Kris Commons has revealed that Rangers were interested in signing him in 2010, but due to financial restraints the star ended up at Celtic.
In an interview with Open Goal, the Celtic legend revealed that Rangers wanted to sign him from Derby in the summer transfer window, but couldn’t get a deal done.
“There was interest but they didn’t have any money,” said Commons
“I think they would have maybe thought about it at the end of the year but I never had a conversation with my agent saying ‘Rangers are in for you’.”
Commons ended up moving to Celtic in January 2011 where he went on to make 147 appearances for the club before leaving for Hibernian on loan in 2016.
Celtic released Commons from his contract upon his return in May 2017 and he is currently without a club.
The midfielder packed his trophy cabinet with the Bhoys, winning five Scottish Premierships, two Scottish Cups, and one Scottish League Cup.
The Hoops legend also earned personal accolades while at the club winning the Scottish Footballer Writers’ Association and PFA Scotland Player of the Year awards in the 2013-14 season.
Also in the same season, Commons scored 32 goals to be the top scorer in Scotland.
Rangers made several notable signings instead of Commons in the summer of 2010, including Nikica Jelavic and James Beattie.