As champions of Scotland and hopefuls for a title hunt, it should come as no surprise when Glasgow rivals Celtic and Rangers target the same player for a potential swoop in the summer transfer window.
The gulf not only in quality but in finances means that the Hoops are usually going to win out in that particular battle, and when the Gers do pull one over their near neighbours, there is always the suspicion that the Bhoys were never really that interested.
Claims of more transfer fights between the pair have already started ahead of the summer, with John McGinn said to be interesting both Steven Gerrard and Brendan Rodgers, and there now seems to be another name to add to that list.
Ibrox Noise report that the two Glasgow heavyweights are both looking at Bayern Munich’s colossus defender Thomas Isherwood, but that it is Ibrox, rather than Parkhead, where he is heading for another trial when he heads to Glasgow next month.
Standing at 6’4″ (source: Transfermarkt), the German title winners’ centre back would help bolster big issues at both clubs, and at 20-years-old, he has a lot of potential to grow into.
With Dedryck Boyata hit-and-miss and Marvin Compper failing to hit any sort of heights, the Swedish defender certainly seems the sort of player Rodgers could do with, which is why letting him head to Ibrox is a big mistake.
He is ideal for the Hoops – a defender with experience at a major club, his future ahead of him and available on a free, offering a cheap but quality backup option who could grow into a first team star.
He might be tempted by Ibrox, but offering the chance to be part of a double-treble winning side with Champions League football would be next level for him, and he would know what to deliver having been at Bayern.
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