Reports in Scotland claims that Scottish powerhouses Celtic and Rangers are interested in Hearts forward Uche Ikpeazu. The 24-year-old has been impressive since his switch from League Two side Cambridge United in the summer.
It is understood that Rangers and Celtic are looking to bid for the striker in the summer. Hearts have valued the forward at around £1 million which would represent a good return for what they paid in the summer. Ikpeazu would have to work on his finishing in front of goal as he has scored just six times in 21 appearances for the club.
He would thrive in either club as other players would be able to play off him and he can also be used as the lone striker in European ties. Ikpeazu has a major backer for the move as his former manager and Cambridge United boss Shaun Derry believes that the Nigerian has what it takes to succeed in both clubs.
Derry revealed that Ikpeazu would be a good plan B for the top clubs in Scotland as he possesses the qualities and self-confidence to succeed in Old Firm. According to him Ikpeazu is a likeable character and would improve both teams with his build-up play.
Ikpeazu would be hopeful of maintaining his performances as a move to Celtic or Rangers would improve his profile. Both clubs have been the best clubs in Scottish football and would be a sharp rise for a player playing League Two football last year.