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Report: Rangers and Celtic keeping tabs on Thomas Robert

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Report: Rangers and Celtic keeping tabs on Thomas Robert

Old Firm giants Rangers and Celtic are both eyeing up a move for Airdrie star Thomas Robert, according to The Scottish Sun.

The 20-year-old is the son of former Newcastle United flyer Laurent Robert and arrived in Scotland from Montpellier in the summer.

His impact has been telling and already he is earning admiring glances from Scotland’s biggest clubs.

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Robert has scored three goals for the Scottish League One outfit and looks like developing into a fine player.

Celtic have previously sent scouts to watch the player and Tosh McKinlay watches his performance in this weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Montrose.

The Diamonds will now be braced for bids for their prized asset during the January transfer window.


Robert can play on either flank and boasts pace, trickery and an eye for goal.

His dad became a cult hero at Newcastle and Thomas will now hope to emulate his old man.

Rangers lead Celtic by 13 points as they bid to end the Hoops’ dominance in Scottish football.

Robert left Montpellier without playing for the first-team and he’ll now hope to work his way back up the ladder in the men’s game.

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With Neil Lennon’s future thought to be up in the air, signing for Rangers might prove a safer bet.

Steven Gerrard has his feet firmly under the table at Ibrox and his track record with younger players is also good.

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Rangers look like ending Celtic’s run of nine successive league titles this season. With that in mind, it looks like a decent time to be joining the club.

Robert has a big decision to make but the blue half of Glasgow looks the most attractive option right now.

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