Luis Palma has admitted receiving interest from Rangers this summer before securing a move to bitter rivals Celtic instead.

Aris winger Luis Palma was one of the most intriguing names from the Rangers summer transfer rumour mill.

Ryan Kent looked destined for the exit and Palma seemed to be emerging as a potential replacement.

Greek newspaper Sportime claimed that the Gers were scouting Palma in action for Aris against Olympiacos in April.

Athlos News then claimed in in May that Rangers had failed with a £2.5million bid to bring Palma to Ibrox.

The rumours seemed to go quiet with Rangers seemingly deciding not to bring in a new winger despite Kent’s exit.

Palma was linked with a move to England with Stoke City and Watford, but Rangers fans could never have expected the next development.

Daily Mail reporter Stephen McGowan claimed last week that Celtic are launching a £3.5milion bid to sign Palma.

Sure enough, the Honduran winger has now completed his move to Celtic, leaving many Rangers fans stunned.

Luis Palma admits Rangers interest

Palma will seemingly be in contention to play against Rangers this weekend, potentially making his debut at Ibrox in a quite remarkable turn of events.

The 23-year-old has now been presented as a Celtic player and has unsurprisingly been asked about those Rangers rumours.

Palma has told the Daily Record that he knew of Rangers’ interest through his agent but was more attracted by a move to Celtic.

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“My agent told me there was contact with Rangers, but when I knew of Celtic’s interest, I was only decided on one team and I wanted to come here,” said Palma.

That may just be the fairly standard comments from a new signing, attempting to get fans on side with praise for his new club and taking at dig at their biggest rivals.

Palma won’t have impressed Rangers fans though and he will surely be in line for some boos if he does appear at Ibrox this weekend.

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