Celtic have made a couple of high-profile signings this winter transfer period, and now they are looking to ruin Rangers’ plans as well.
Celtic have now signed a few players this winter transfer window, and a couple of them will be able to help out on the first team. The Hoops have brought in Polish striker Patryk Klimala and Ivory Coast midfielder Ismaila Soro during the current winter transfer window.
Sometimes the best plan of attack is addition by subtraction. The Hoops have always been known to sign highly rated youngsters, but Rangers? Not exactly.
Now, there is one player, a midfielder to be exact, that both Old Firm clubs are vying over during the current transfer window. The player in question is 16-year old midfielder Reagan Thomson from Queen’s Park Rangers.
According to the Scottish Sun, the midfielder will join Newcastle after they had beat out both Celtic and Rangers for the youngster. Celtic have made a late bid for the midfielder, but it seems as if the bid were only to block Rangers.
“The Toon beat off Rangers and a late bid from Celtic to land the Scotland Under-17 international – who will join up with the St James’ Park Under-23 squad.”
Celtic have already signed highly rated youngsters this month in January, and by making a late bid for Reagan Thomson, they effectively blocked Rangers from making the acquisition.
Newcastle will sign the youngster, which is fine, considering that Rangers will not have the opportunity to grab him. At just £50,000, the youngster was not necessarily promising, but now he is England’s issue.
Celtic has a very good reputation for developing young talent, and have added that type of talent to their developmental squad this January. Rangers, on the other hand, have been trying desperately in an attempt to cultivate that same type of talent and reputation. They will continue to wait.