By Nick Ware

20th Feb, 2021 | 3:15pm

Rangers-linked player set to train with Celtic ahead of summer switch - report

After being linked with a move to Rangers it looks like Thomas Robert is set to move to Glasgow – but to the other side of the Old Firm divide, per Scottish Sun.

Airdrieonians winger Robert has been much sought after following his displays in League One this season where he has made five goal contributions in nine appearances before lockdown restrictions brought a halt to proceedings in the third-tier of Scottish football.

The son of former Newcastle United footballer Laurent Robert, he moved to Scotland from French side Montpelier last summer and has been watched on numerous occasions by Gers scouts.

However it looks like he is set to join their bitter rivals with the Scottish Sun reporting that Robert is set to train with Celtic ahead of a summer move.

The paper says that the Light Blues have been keeping tabs on the 20-year-old but make no mention of any approach.

Rangers brought in Scott Wright from Aberdeen on deadline-day to add competition to Ianis Hagi and Ryan Kent on the wings so their mind may have been made up by this decision.

Level of talent at Ibrox too much for a League One youngster

It sounds like we gave Celtic a free run at this transfer so there are no quarrels from our side.

15 points clear of our Old Firm foes and making headway in the Europa League knock-out stages while they sit and watch TV on a Thursday night, it is clear which destination is the most desirable.

Robert looks like a promising young player but he has not exactly ripped League One to utter shreds otherwise his team would not be fourth and he would have moved on earlier.

With the wealth of talent on offer at Ibrox it is becoming increasingly tough to break into the first-team ranks and if he had joined it is likely he would have been shipped out on loan next season.

We have the utmost trust in Steven Gerrard and the recruitment staff to bring in the best and they obviously decided that this was not a transfer worth pursuing.

In other Rangers news, Ally McCoist and Chris Sutton are at it again as pair clash over Gers’ covid-19 protocol breach.