Photo by Kevin Barnes - CameraSport via Getty Images

Rangers fans in stitches as Liverpool break Celtic hearts with £1.6m move

Celtic really are the gift that keeps on giving this season and Rangers even had plenty to laugh about regarding their deadline day business.

The hapless Hoops have certainly seen their squad weakened further in this window as Jeremie Frimpong (Leverkusen) and Olivier Ntcham (Marseille) are replaced by Everton full-back Jonjoe Kenny.

But it’s in the hilarious collapse of one major deal they had planned this window which has provided the most laughs for the Rangers support.

Reports at the beginning of last week had suggested that Celtic were on the verge of agreeing a pre-contract deal for highly-rated Preston centre-back Ben Davies [Sky Sports].

God knows, they need all the defensive reinforcements they can get.

But whilst it looked like they were finally due to lay one of the first bricks in their monumental rebuilding job, in swept Stevie G’s beloved Liverpool to smash it into smithereens.

Davies, 25, would eventually move to Liverpool on deadline day in a deal thought to be worth up to £1.6m [Goal] and in a move which was a clear no-brainer for Davies.

In a pure footballing and financial sense Liverpool were always going to win the race with Neil Lennon claiming the Premier League giants “gazumped” Celtic [Sky Sports].

Ally McCoist even claimed Davies had “dodged a bullet” by moving to Anfield instead of Celtic Park [Sky Sports].

The entire thing has obviously caught the attention of Rangers fans who shared plenty of chuckles over the fact they missed out on one of their key targets:

In contrast to Celtic, Rangers had a very positive transfer window as the Gers secured the singing of two deadline day players who come in after originally signing a pre-contract.

However there is some contradictory reporting regarding how the Gers got one of these deals over the line.

LOGIN to Comment
LOGIN to Comment