Rangers’ appointment of Steven Gerrard has grabbed all of the back pages in Scotland over the last week, but Celtic can turn that around if they were to seal a stunning deal to snap up ex-Ibrox forward Ross McCormack in the summer transfer window.
Brendan Rodgers needs to show Gerrard who is the boss in Glasgow, and getting in a player who is on big money would make the newly-appointed Gers manager realise just how daunting of a task he is facing.
McCormack, 31, is likely to be offloaded by Aston Villa in the coming months as the Scotland international has not made a single league appearance for them all season after a bust-up with Steve Bruce last year.
The former Rangers, Leeds and Fulham striker was shipped out to Australian A-League club Melbourne City, where he produced some stunning performances by scoring 14 goals in 17 appearances.
The Telegraph has reported that McCormack is earning over £40,000-a-week at Villa Park and he will surely take a pay cut in order to return to Glasgow where will be sure to win plenty of silverware and get some sweet revenge on Rangers.
McCormack left Ibrox in 2006 when he was told he was not needed by Paul le Guen before being released.
Motherwell snapped up the forward, who has since been involved in transfers that in total exceed £20million.
Celtic may need another striker in the summer if Moussa Dembele leaves and Odsonne Edouard’s loan is not made permanent.
McCormack would be the perfect replacement as not only would he guarantee a golden boot next year, but it would be worth it just to see the look on Gerrard’s face when he bangs in a hat-trick at Ibrox while wearing the green and white hoops.