Harper open to future Old Firm switch
Getafe forward Jack Harper has refused to rule out a future move to either Rangers or Celtic.
Spanish-born forward Harper, whose parents are from Scotland, is currently on loan at Segunda Division side Alcorcon, while he also counts Real Madrid, Malaga and Brighton among his list of former clubs.
The 23-year-old has also represented Scotland at youth level and he is a big fan of the Scottish game, admitting that he would be open to a move to either Rangers, the team his family supports, or Celtic at some stage of his career.
“People in Spain don’t know how important both teams in Glasgow are,” Harper was quoted as saying Daily Record. “The league is becoming more powerful. I don’t think about it now. I have 12 years left in my career and anything can happen.”
Harper has been impressed by the improvements Rangers have made over recent years, particularly since the arrival of Steven Gerrard as manager, with perhaps his family’s influence meaning a future move to Ibrox is more likely than a switch to Parkhead.
“My parents are Rangers fans, I am a little more neutral. I like to watch the derbies for the passion and intensity but I do not choose a side,” the forward added.
“I follow the league and more now Rangers have again become a strong team. They had problems, went down to the fourth tier and Celtic won eight leagues in a row. Now with Steven Gerrard, everything is going better.”
Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.