Celtic and Rangers warned it's now or never to sign Motherwell sensation Lennon Miller

Motherwell sensation Lennon Miller
Motherwell sensation Lennon Miller -Credit:SNS Group

James McFadden has warned Celtic and Rangers it's this summer or never if they want to poach Lennon Miller.

But the Motherwell legend hopes the PFA Young Player of the Year nominee sticks around at Fir Park for at least another year. Teenage sensation Miller, 17, has emerged as one of the hottest young talents in Scottish football since making his Well debut last season at the age of just 16. The talented midfielder has taken his game up a level this term and his form will likely have attracted huge interest.

Boss Stuart Kettlewell has already made it clear he's relaxed over his prized asset's future, with Miller under contract until 2026. And while McFadden has his fingers crossed that the youngster will continue his development in North Lanarkshire, he insists the Old Firm will have to move fast before his transfer value skyrockets.

He told Open Goal: "The fact you watch him and you forget, he is 17. He started the season at 16-years-old and you're just looking at him thinking, 'How can you do that?'

"Technically for me, he's outstanding. His range of passion, touch, vision... but I think it's his game intelligence. He can buy fouls, wee things that you don't see an awful lot of. If the ball is coming, he'll take the touch across the man. He knows what he's doing before he gets it.

"His temperament is ridiculous. I see him when he does interviews and he says, 'My dad won't let me get carried away.' He wouldn't anyway. It's just the way he's always been. He's so level-headed and just a brilliant player.

"There is talk that he will leave this summer, but I really hope that he stays another year. You look at how far he's come this year, if he gets a full season next year... tremendous. Will Celtic and Rangers be looking at him? I think they will, but I think if they don't go for him this year, they'll not get him."