By Doug Ward

22nd Apr, 2021 | 6:20am

Rangers and Celtic involved in new British Super League

A new British Super League is being drawn up behind the scenes and Rangers and Celtic are a part of those plans, according to the Sun.

The newspaper claims that although the European Super League has failed, England’s biggest clubs are convinced a reform of the Premier League is “essential”.

It is understood that a new British Super League which includes the Old Firm will be given the green light by FIFA, UEFA and the UK Government. Interestly, Boris Johnson could use a British Super League to help fight off Scottish independence.

As for Rangers and Celtic, the Sun reports they will “jump at the chance” to boost their finances by becoming involved with Premier League clubs.

An unnamed source told the Sun: “Whether or not the Super League was going to happen, we all feel that the Premier League has to be changed and improved.

“It is time we opened it up to Rangers and Celtic. That would make sense for everyone.”

Inevitable?

For years, the idea of the Old Firm rivals moving leagues to play in England has been mooted and it is an understandable one.

Rangers and Celtic are gigantic in comparison to the next biggest teams in Scotland, dwarfing all their competition in stature, history, finances, fanbases and current ability.

Only teams south of the border can match the two Glasgow rivals so it seems to make sense for us to play against teams like Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal on a more regular basis, doesn’t it?

Just image how good we can become if we get more money because at the moment, there’s a ceiling that stops the Gers and the Bhoys from getting any better.

We saw with Celtic that they can hit a level before crashing back down towards earth because finances don’t allow them to sustain that quality.

A British Super League could help us improve but it does go against the traditions and values of the Scottish game. If we leave, we’d expect it to crumble without us.

Do we want that on our conscience?

In other Rangers news, there’s been a massive update on Alfredo Morelos’ future at Ibrox.