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.
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.
40 million now#SJFC
— St. Johnstone FC (@StJohnstone) August 8, 2021
He’s under contract until 2023 but has been linked with an exit this summer, with Celtic credited with interest [BBC Sport].
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.