Glasgow Rangers and Celtic are reportedly wanted south of the border as part of a prospective new British Super League, according to The Sun.
The newspaper claims that, while the European Super League has failed, England’s biggest clubs are convinced that a reform of the Premier League is “essential”.
And one idea in the pipeline involves the Ibrox outfit and the Parkhead side exiting the Scottish Premiership and joining a competition which includes England’s top clubs.
The Sun claims Rangers and Celtic would jump at the opportunity, while their inclusion would also see a spike in interest from fans across the world, sponsors and broadcasters.
Likewise, the Old Firm duo’s league rivals are thought to welcome the opportunity, as it would give them realistic chance of winning the title and the chance to qualify for the revamped Champions League.
And unlike the European Super League, the football authorities seem more keen on the prospect of a British Super League, based on prior comments by FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
He gave his blessing for cross-border leagues when asked about proposals for mergers between Holland and Belgium and Mexico and the MLS.
Infantino is quoted by The Sun as saying: “If we want teams to play at the highest level around the world we need to have new ideas and we need to see that.
“I am confident the best decisions will be made in that regard but any mergers must be done with respect to the rules.”
Given the English football pyramid already includes some clubs based in Wales while a separate Cymru Premier league also exists, it’s not like there isn’t a precedent already in Britain.
Rangers and Celtic are two huge clubs with a massive fanbase and would be a big draw up against some of England’s biggest sides.
Likewise, the additional resources which would come about as part of such a competition could help them become stronger than they’ve ever been before.