Free agent defender Andrew Gutman has recently undergone a trial with Rangers but is now moving closer to joining bitter rivals Celtic, according to the Scottish Sun.
Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed his admiration for the 22-year-old American defender – who is very highly rated within their college setup – and the player’s social media activity has potentially dropped a clue over his next destination.
Injuries have hit Celtic hard this season and Rodgers has also said he’s unsure whether key man Kieran Tierney will need surgery on the injury that kept him on the bench in last month’s 1-0 Old Firm defeat.
The Scotsman’s absence means Rodgers could well be in the market for defensive cover and Gutman could provide the answer if they can convince him to choose them over Rangers.
And Celtic’s transfer window does need a shot in the arm. Coming off the back of a shambolic summer that saw Rangers do plenty of business while matters at Parkhead faltered, this winter window has seen the wheels at Ibrox get into motion more quickly than they have across town.
Experienced Premier League campaigners Steven Davis and Jermain Defoe have pitched up at Ibrox, to be followed in the summer by Glen Kamara and Jordan Jones, while Celtic have secured promising youngsters Oliver Burke and Timothy Weah – but need more.
So convincing Gutman that his prospects are better at Parkhead than Ibrox would be a well-needed boost in a window that is yet to really click into gear for Rodgers and co.