Jack Harper has told the Daily Record that “anything can happen” in regards to his future, as he discussed the rise of Rangers and whether he supports Celtic or Steven Gerrard’s side.
Harper, 23, has Scotland youth caps but continues to ply his trade in Spain. Coming through the ranks at Real Madrid, Harper has struggled to reach the potential that his early form with Real’s Under-19 side had promised.
A poor spell at Brighton saw him fail to make a senior appearance, before a permanent move to Malaga saw Harper score just four goals in 26 games. More of a target man, Harper’s style of play is more than just scoring goals, though.
Indeed, Harper is more renowned for contributing to play and he is now on loan with second-tier Spanish side Alcorcon. He discussed Celtic and Rangers, before claiming “anything can happen” when discussing his immediate future.
“My parents are Rangers fans, I am a little more neutral. I like to watch the derbies for the passion and intensity but I do not choose a side,” Harper said. “They had problems, went down to the fourth tier and Celtic won eight leagues in a row.
“Now with Steven Gerrard, everything is going better. The league is becoming more powerful. I don’t think about it now. I have 12 years left in my career and anything can happen.”
TBR’s view – Should Rangers or Celtic sign Harper?
Unfortunately for Harper, he has simply not shown enough to play for the likes of Celtic or Rangers. Yes, a young player that is a bit different up front, but the striker’s early career form is nowhere near good enough.
Just four senior goals in 34 matches would surely see Celtic and Rangers overlook the Scot. Perhaps, he would finally realise his potential in his home country of Scotland, but it would be too much of a risk if the Old Firm duo were to sign him now.