Rangers and Celtic would be the true drawing power in a proposed ‘British league’ as they are bigger than most of the Premier League ‘big six’. 

That’s according to former Celtic and West Ham striker Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about a turbulent week in European football.

The Sun claim both Old Firm sides are wanted as part of a new ‘British league’ following the European Super League debate over the past week.

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There are numerous questions that need to be answered if this proposed plan goes ahead, chief among them is what happens to Scottish football?

McAvennie blasted some of the Premier League’s ‘big six’ clubs for their role in the plan and insisted that Celtic and Rangers would be the real drawing power in a British league.

“The whole Super League thing shows you how stupid they are, Tottenham and Arsenal, it’s embarrassing when you look at the fans on TV,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“If you can call Tottenham and Arsenal super clubs then I really don’t know what’s going on. Just because you’ve got a big honour doesn’t mean you’re a super club. 

“Celtic and Rangers are massive clubs, bigger than any of these. They’d be the ones drawing the crowds.

“They’re bigger than any of these clubs worldwide, except Man United and Liverpool. 

“But even if they said yes, when do you stop? You’ve got to ask all the other clubs surely? I don’t know, I don’t see it.”

For the moment, the European Super League looks dead in the water following the withdrawal of all six Premier League sides.

A massive backlash from fans made clubs reconsider the plans with some owners even taking to social media to apologise to the fans directly.

In other news, Hutton fears one Rangers star may quit this summer after a major update on his contract talks.