Robbie Savage would back Rangers to hold their own in a British Super League, but thinks Celtic would end up relegated.
After the furore of the European Super League plans that were very quickly shelved, the Sun claimed last week that plans for a British version were being drawn up, with the Old Firm rivals ready and willing to join the party.
That’s led many spectators and pundits to debate how the Scottish sides would fare against sides south of the border, with Savage the latest to cast his predictions on the William Hill Twitter account.
“If it was next season I think Rangers would do well,” he said.
“Steven Gerrard has done exceptionally well. I think a mid-table finish.
“As for Celtic, I think they would struggle on the evidence of this season. I think they would be in the relegation zone.
“But after time, if both clubs did well, I think with the finances the Premier League produces, I think both teams could challenge for European places.
“They’re two fantastic clubs, the capacity they get in their stadiums, so I think over time both clubs could challenge for those European places.”
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Old Firm levels
Savage is pretty convinced at the difference in standards at Rangers and Celtic, something already obvious with just one look at the Scottish Premiership table with 20 points separating us at the top.
Mid-table sounds about fair for us with our current squad, considering the riches on offer for all Premier League sides who have been able to splash out on big transfer fees and wages for players.
Best of all, the green side of Glasgow will be seething at where Savage has placed them, but they probably are on the level of rock-bottom Sheffield United this season as they have lurched from one disaster to another, resulting in a managerial change.
It’s important to note that these British Super League plans are not at an advanced stage to the point that it would come into play soon, but it’s still a fascinating concept that has split the fanbase.
These proposals would certainly give us more money to spend that would enable us to grow exponentially and compete with the elite European sides, but it would come at the cost of practically deserting our own pyramid and culture.
That report is surely not the last we will hear of it.
In other Rangers news, Ally McCoist accuses Alan Brazil of ‘throwing toys out the pram’ after baffling Old Firm claim.