Former Rangers Star Urges Club to Pursue Aberdeen’s Connor Barron

Connor Barron, the 21-year-old midfielder from Aberdeen, is increasingly becoming a name on the lips of Rangers fans, touted as one of the Scottish Premiership’s rising stars. With his contract expiring this summer, speculation about his future has been rife, with supporters eager for their team to make a move. However, as of now, there has been no concrete indication of official interest from Rangers.

Instead, Barron has been linked with a move to Swansea City, who reportedly had a bid rejected in January, suggesting his potential departure from Scottish football.

Former Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday has now added his voice to the discussion, urging his old side to consider Barron as a valuable addition to their squad. Halliday described Barron as a “no-brainer” for either side of the Old Firm, emphasizing his recent standout performance against Celtic at Hampden Park.

Speaking on Clyde Superscoreboard, Halliday praised Barron’s performance in Aberdeen’s Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic, which ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw before Aberdeen lost out on penalties.

“I thought it was a really off performance for Celtic’s midfield,” Halliday remarked. “Personally, I thought Connor Barron was the best player on the pitch on Saturday.”

Highlighting the importance of securing local talent, especially for European competitions, Halliday suggested that both Rangers and Celtic would be wise to pursue Barron.

“I’m not trying to prise him away from Aberdeen, but I always feel that they are the sort of no-brainers that Celtic and Rangers should be looking for,” Halliday said. “Especially when they’re trying to get European talent for their homegrown squads. I thought he was excellent.”

When pressed if he’s specifically urging Rangers to make a move for Barron, Halliday clarified, “Absolutely not, I’ve heard a few links down south as well. I just feel as if they’re no-brainers for Rangers and Celtic but it doesn’t seem as if there’s been much chat there.”

With Barron’s future still uncertain, Rangers and Celtic may need to act swiftly to secure the promising midfielder before other suitors come calling.