With last night’s breaking news that Neil Lennon is reportedly interested in Andy Halliday, we have something of another tale of intrigue upon us.
Rangers want John McGinn – of that there is no doubt. The best player outside the Old Firm, McGinn is Hibs’ prize asset and has been on Rangers’ radar for some time.
Naturally with his Celtic connections the assumption has long been made that he would take the trip to Parkhead, but with the east end’s embarrassing depth in midfield, he would be a completely unnecessary signature.
However, so was Scott Allan – and yet they still signed him specifically to stop Rangers getting him.
Hibs also categorically refused to sell to Rangers – they refuse to do business with us… until that is, we have something they want.
And that’s where Halliday comes in.
The 26-year old has frankly been an honourable player for the shirt – he’s one of us and he’s never let us down – sure, he isn’t really good enough, and we all know this, but he’s never held himself with anything other than dignity in his time at Ibrox and for that much we have respect for him.
However, this would be quite a biggy – is Andy Halliday willing to switch to Easter Road to help Rangers secure McGinn?
Is he willing to go to a well-known Rangers hater to help his club out?
It’s all conjecture, and a touch of 2+2=5. But the facts appear to be that Rangers want McGinn and Lennon wants Halliday.
It would be quite a statement from Rangers and Halliday would be an excellent makeweight in any deal.
But we’ll see if the powers-that-be think the same way.