Club jokingly slap £40m price tag on player some Rangers fans want to see at Ibrox
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Club jokingly slap £40m price tag on player some Rangers fans want to see at Ibrox

St Johnstone have jokingly slapped a £40m price tag on an outstanding young player plenty of Rangers fans want to see move to Ibrox.

Ali McCann had a brilliant 2020/21 at St Johnstone, helping the Perth club pull off an unlikely domestic cup double.

McCann scored a penalty in the shootout at Ibrox as St Johnstone knocked Rangers out of the 2020/21 Scottish Cup. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He caught the eye of many Gers supporters over the course of that campaign and yet more Bears pleaded with the club to make a move on Thursday after his outstanding Europa League qualifying display against Galatasaray.

Despite the hostile atmosphere in Turkey, the Northern Ireland international strutted his stuff in midfield and helped the Saints to a shock 1-1 draw, meaning they are well in the tie ahead of the second leg at McDiarmid Park next week.

On Sunday morning, St Johnstone tweeted a two-minute clip of the 21-year-old’s best bits against the Super Lig giants, with the caption “40 million now”.

The video showed McCann dribbling past opposition players, making interceptions and completing tackles and it went down well on Twitter.

He’s under contract until 2023 but has been linked with an exit this summer, with Celtic credited with interest [BBC Sport].

St Johnstone have jokingly slapped an eight-figure price tag on a player many Rangers fans rate highly. (Photo by Mehmet Eser/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Saints chairman Steve Brown has asserted that it would take a club-record transfer fee for him to be sold [The Independent], but that may only be around the £2m mark, which would constitute an absolute steal.

McCann was in action again on Sunday afternoon as the Saints drew 1-1 at home with Motherwell in the Premiership, with Rangers winger Glenn Middleton also starting for the hosts, just days after rejoining them on loan.

Elsewhere in the Premiership, a former Ger netted a fine goal for a club that have stolen an early march on the Light Blues.