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Andres Montano agent namechecks Celtic and Rangers in transfer push as Mexican star offered for next step

Andres Montano is the latest summer offering to both Celtic and Rangers from South America.

The Mexican, 22, is a midfielder who has shone in the division for Mazatlan but is now seeking a fresh challenge and could look towards Europe for a new club. His representatives hope to take him to the UK and have already sounded out the Scottish champions and their rivals as two potentially interesting clubs to do business with.

According to reports the playmaker is valued at a bargain £1million considering he still has two years left on his contract and agent for El C1el0 Management, Rafa Guillen, has confirmed the Glasgow giants would be the ideal next step for his client. "Yes, there are four clubs in Liga MX who have approached us including Cruz Azul and we have held conversations with them," he said of the player.

"But we plan for Andres to make the jump to Europe now due to his characteristics and because it is the goal we aim for him.

"We think that Andres could easily play without problems for Celtic, or for Rangers, because of our relationship with them, but they are not the only ones. Celtic and Rangers have a lot of quality. The English Premier League is the number one league in the world and we already have Edson Alvarez (West Ham) and Raul Jimenez (Fulham) as Mexicans there.

"But to get to that league, you have to move elsewhere in Europe first like Greece, Portugal or Scotland. And being able to play with Celtic or Rangers for a year makes it the perfect pathway to go to the Premier League.

"The Scottish League would be the best bridge for him it has a lower level that would allow Andres to play more often.

"It wouldn't help him or us to take the player to a league where he plays intermittently - what we want is for him to play and in Scotland, Andres can play plenty. If we cannot find a club in Scotland, we would look at the Eredivisie in the Netherlands instead."