Blow for Celtic as top target opts for fierce rival


It is not surprising that fierce Glasgow rivals Celtic and Rangers are set for tight competition this summer over transfer targets, with a chance to get bragging rights before the commencement of the new season.

After reports revealing that the two clubs were in hot pursuit of Peterborough striker Jack Marriott, a new name has been thrown into the ring for the Old Firm rivals to compete over – Sheffield Wednesday winger Sean Clare.

The 6’2″ (source: Transfermarkt) attacker has run out of his contract with the Owls this summer, which TEAMtalk report has led to a hotly fought race between no less than 14 clubs for his signature.

It is stated that both Rangers and Celtic have held talks over signing the talented 21-year-old on a free, with just little to pay in compensation – but it has to be the Light Blues that takes advantage and shove their rivals aside for his signing.

The young winger might only be into the wee stages of his career but his better days are ahead of him, and after spells in both League One and the Championship last season, it is time to take his game north of the border.

Playing time, which Clare will no doubt consider crucial to his future, is much more of a certainty at Ibrox than it is at Celtic Park, or many of the other clubs touted to be interested in the player.

The Light Blues do need to reinforce their frontline after some mediocre performance and Clare, with his height and pace, would bring extra quiver to Steven Gerrard’s quiver.