Rangers and Celtic have both reportedly made pre-contract offers to sign Charlton winger Alfie Doughty.
According to Herald and Times Sport, both Scottish clubs have made offers to player, but Stoke also remain keen to sign him this month.
The Championship side have already made a bid worth £650,000 to sign the player during the January window.
Doughty is out of contract with the League One side in the summer and his agent has already informed the club that he will not be renewing his contract.
A deal to join Stoke would be Charlton’s best option to try and get some money for a player that could leave for nothing in a few month’s time.
Potential long-term Barisic replacement
With Doughty compared to a young Gareth Bale, the Charlton man could be viewed as a long-term replacement for Borna Barisic.
The 21-year-old’s versatility could have great short-term and long-term benefits for Steven Gerrard’s side.
As per Transfermarkt, Doughty has played as a left-back, left-sided midfielder and a right-winger this season.
Unfortunately for both Rangers and Celtic, Stoke’s offer to sign the player during the January window may just be the more appealing option for the League One outfit.
For comparison, Rangers paid just £300,000 to bring in Joe Aribo when he was 22 years of age, so if the Gers can see off competition from England, it is highly likely that they will only have to pay a fraction of what Stoke are currently offering.
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