Celtic and Rangers are two of the clubs both thought to be interested in signing highly-rated Bolton Wanderers striker Ronan Darcy.
The 18-year-old is regarded as one of the brightest young talents at Bolton and has been fast-tracked into the first team this season.
The striker has been one of the standout youngsters for Wanderers so far this term and has scored one goal in eight appearances in all competitions.
According to Football Insider, Celtic and Rangers have both been impressed by the progress that Darcy has made at Bolton and are both keeping close tabs on the striker ahead of a possible transfer.
Here are two reasons why Darcy must opt for Celtic over Rangers if he is to leave Bolton…
Celtic have achieved more success than Rangers over recent years
Rangers may be top of the Scottish Premiership at the moment and there’s no denying that Steven Gerrard has done a great job since taking charge at Ibrox. However, there’s also no doubt that Celtic are still the top club in Scotland in terms of success.
Celtic and Rangers are two of the biggest clubs in Britain, and there are plenty of reasons why a talented young player like Darcy would be tempted to join both of them.
However, if he wants to win silverware, if the last few years are anything to go by, you’d have to say that he’s got more chance of achieving that at Celtic.
Neil Lennon has shown that he’s prepared to give talented young players a chance
Neil Lennon has shown that he’s prepared to give young players an opportunity in the first team at Celtic if they show potential.
If he moves to Celtic, Darcy could follow in the footsteps of 16-year-old Karamoko Dembele, who made his first-team debut in Scottish Premiership last season.
Gerrard has had a few youngsters in and around the team at Rangers, but it seems as though Darcy would have more of a chance of breaking into the first team at Celtic than he would at Ibrox.
If reports are to be believed, Lennon has been keen on the youngster for a while now and could be prepared to give him a chance in the team.