Glasgow Rangers have four new signings and Celtic have only one loan-deal done in the January transfer window – so far.

Steven Gerrard’s Gers are signing tried and tested talent from the English Premier League, whilst Brendan Rodgers’ Hoops are gambling with a Championship failure. 

The inclusion of England’s Jermain Defoe and Northern Ireland’s Steven Davis at Rangers, both star players, should light up Glasgow.

The Ibrox club are also adding the hugely versatile 23-year-old ex-Arsenal midfielder Glen Kamara, currently plying his trade with Dundee.

His family are from Sierra Leone and he is from Tampere in Finland. He started with the Southend United youth team, before joining Arsenal in the summer of 2012, as a young 16 year old with potential.

In July 2017, Kamara signed a two-year deal with Dundee and played in 46 ties in his first season in Scotland, and 19 games so far this year.

He is a former Finland U19 and U21 international and last year became a full Finland player and featured in seven matches. He is the first ever Finnish internationalist to play for Dundee.

Rangers boss Gerrard obviously rates Kamara and midfielder or winger Jordan Jones from Kilmarnock, to sign pre-contracts for pre-season-training, in June 2019. 

Jones played for Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Cambridge, before signing for the Killie club in June 2016, on a three-year-deal.

When you consider the Old Firm victory and Gerrard’s skill at signing so many good players, it all augurs well for Rangers who have surely stolen the momentum on Celtic.

All of the above must be a massive blow to Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic.

Who have Celtic signed so far? The Hoops have signed Scotland winger Oliver Burke on a short-term-loan-deal until May 2019.

The 21-year-old West Bromwich Albion failure, who cost the Midlands club a whopping £15 million from Red Bull Leipzig, is like placing a bull in a china shop.

Burke will join up with Celtic’s squad this week for their winter training camp in Dubai, and he is still the most expensive Scottish player since signing in August 2017.

“Delighted to join @CelticFC for the rest of the season,” he tweeted.

“Can’t wait to get started! Looking forward to playing in Scotland.”

Despite his ridiculously high price tag, Burke has not started for West Brom in a Championship match this season, playing just three league games as a sub.

What happens to Celtic wingers James Forrest, Scott Sinclair and Jonny Hayes, when Burke arrives?

Should the Rangers fans be shaking in their boots? Doubt it!


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