Let’s Talk Scottish Transfers

The Scottish transfer window is half-way through with some big names coming to Scotland and some big names also departing, let’s see this weeks rumours for Scottish clubs.

Let’s start with Rangers. With Harry Forester being told he has no place in the Gers squad, Southend manager Phil Brown has stated that he still has interest in the 26 year old blues midfielder. With Forester looking like a departure, Rangers are in pursuit for Heart’s starlet Jamie Walker – who’ve already rejected a £500k bid for their main man. Rangers have upped the bid to a final offer of £600k despite Hearts slapping a £1m price tag on the talented winger. Also linked with the Glasgow club is Kenny McLean from Aberdeen, but Derek McInnes has stated that no other players are leaving Pittodrie this window despite Ryan Jack, Ash Taylor, Jonny Hayes and Niall McGinn already departing.

On the other side of Scotland, Hibs manager Neil Lennon has stated that he has offered Anthony Stokes a very good offer and the ball is in his court wether he decides to accept or decline after being released by English side Blackburn Rovers. Anthony Stokes is a familiar name around Easter Road after helping them win their first Scottish Cup in 114 years after putting two goals past Rangers keeper Wes Foderingham last year, the Edinburgh side have already did some amazing business this summer securing Efe Ambrose, Steven Whittaker, Simon Murray and Danny Swanson and new-boy Deivydas Matulevicius.

Kris Commons has also hinted at a Hibs return after the midfielder had a short loan throughout last season which he played a big part in His promotion even though he was there such a short time. The midfielder, who has just been released by Celtic, has received a back operation and has said that a Hibernian return is possible if he recovers from the operation well.

Now onto St. Johnstone, who are looking to sign two players in the upcoming weeks, one being Romain Habran, 23, a winger that has played with Paris Saint-Germain, however it seems unlikely St. Johnstone will pursue him as his game was cut short whilst on trial for the Perth club after he picked up a leg injury in a victory over Hartlepool. Boss Tommy Wright has indicated that the two positions he is hoping to improve is an experienced  Striker and a pacey winger.

Meanwhile at Celtic – new signing Oliver Ntcham has been praised by fellow French-man and Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and has stated the Parkhead side is the right club for him to mature and improve as a player. Brendan Rodgers purchased midfielder Oliver Ntcham from Manchester City in a £4.1m fee.

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