Rangers youth academy product to earn bumper Aston Villa deal while Celtic transfer rumour gets brutal verdict

All the latest news surrounding Rangers and Celtic right now.All the latest news surrounding Rangers and Celtic right now.
All the latest news surrounding Rangers and Celtic right now.
A former Rangers youngster is set for a new 5-year deal at Aston Villa as a group of English clubs begin to chase a Celtic star.

The international break is still ongoing - club football has taken a backseat for the moment.

Nevertheless, let's take a look at what is going on around Celtic and Rangers at the moment. A former Rangers youngster has been offered a fresh five-year deal by Aston Villa - additionally, a trio of English clubs have been linked with a move for Celtic star Matt O'Riley. Another Hoops rumour has had a brutal verdict.

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Aston Villa offer new 5-year contract to former Ranger Rory Wilson

Ex-Rangers starlet Rory Wilson joined Aston Villa in the summer of 2022 at the age of 16. Since then, he has grown from strength to strength - so much so that the Villans are readying themselves to offer him a new five-year deal at Villa Park.

This is according to a post on X from journalist Fabrizio Romano. He has set the U18 Premier League alight this season - as things stand, Wilson has scored 16 goals and has notched up a single assist in 13 games for Villa's U18 team.

Bernardo fee slapped down

Pundit Tam McManus reckons Celtic should only spend up to £2m on Paulo Bernardo. The Hoops are claimed to be keen on sorting a permanent deal for their Benfica loanee but are claimed to want to renegotiate the agreed fee of £6m. McManus reckons he's not worth even half of that fee.

He told PLZ: "On what I’ve seen so far? No, no. I would pay £2m, maybe two and a half or three at most. I wouldn’t pay £6.5m.”

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Meanwhile, two Premier League teams and one Championship club - Brighton, Brentford and Leeds United - have all been linked with a move for Celtic star Matt O'Riley as the summer transfer window draws nearer, according to GIVEMESPORT. Celtic are prepared to face offers for the players - they rejected a £10 million bid from Leeds in January.

Speaking on O'Riley, Celts boss Brendan Rodgers said: "I like him a lot. I think he is a really intelligent footballer. He is a top professional. He prepares his body well, and he prepares his life well. He wants to do well. He sets his standards high every day to be better. I really like him, his build-up play is good, he takes the ball, and he needs to work on his pressing and intensity, but he is a wonderful footballer, and he is a good guy as well."