Scottish teams finalise transfer plans for the January transfer window
The January transfer window is just a few weeks away now and many teams have already finalised their transfer plans. Those who have been performing well will look at players who can strengthen their squads while those fighting for survival at the bottom look for saviours who can get their team away from trouble. For fans, it’s that time once again of predicting the likely movers via online betting and winning big.
Alex McLeish to Rangers
This is not a transfer that can occur only in the transfer window but because it’s of huge significance in the Scottish League, we had to include it. Rangers, one of the ‘big’ teams in Scotland is searching for a manager after the sacking of Pedro Caixanha earlier. Bookmakers tip Alex McLeish 11-2 according to Paddy Power to become Rangers next manager. Ranger’s board favourite candidate, Derek McInnes snubbed the job.
James McClean to Celtic
James McClean is almost a guaranteed starter in the West Brom side but he has not made that deter him from stating his desire to play for Celtic. James McClean is reported to have told friends that he sees himself playing for the Hoops in the near future. McClean said ever since he watched the club’s impressive victory against Spanish champions Barcelona in 2012, he developed a passion and desire to wear the Celtic jersey.
Dusko Tosic to Celtic
Reports coming from Turkey say Celtic want to bring Beskitas defender, Dusko Tosic to Celtic park. Tosic is a versatile defender who can play as a centre back or a left back. Tosic played in the UK for Portsmouth and QPR before moving to Turkey. Celtic, however, will need to fight stiff competition from Tottenham Hotspurs who are believed to be interested in the 32-year-old defender also.
Niall McGinn to Aberdeen
Former Aberdeen player, Nian McGinn (pictured above) is wanted by his former club. McGinn is currently unattached as his contract with the South Korean club; Gwangju was cancelled by mutual consent. Aberdeen is involved in a three horse race with Hibernian and Hearts for the signature of the tricky winger. Recently, McGinn was a guest of Hibernian manager, Neil Lennon. However, bookmakers tip Aberdeen as McGinn’s likely destination.
Jake Mulraney to Hearts
Jake Mulraney is eyeing a move to Hearts. The deal is likely going to happen in the January transfer window because Mulraney’s contract ends in the summer and Caley Thistle would not want him to go on a free in the summer. Caley Thistle’s coach has already conceded Mulraney is too good for the Championship thus a move in January is very much a possibility.