Rangers and Celtic had scouts in attendance for the Olympiakos V Panathinaikos game on Saturday, according to journalist Georgios Sideridis.
The Greek reporter claims that the Old Firm rivals were keeping an eye on Olympiakos midfielder Hwang In-beom, as well as Panathinaikos pair Dimitris Kourbelis and Fotis Ioannidis:
🚨#Celtic and #Rangers scouts watched the Athens derby between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos.
They watched Panathinaikos’ Dimitris Kourbelis and Fotis Ioannidis and Olympiacos’ In-Beom Hwang #Olympiacos #Panathinaikos #CelticFC #RangersFC pic.twitter.com/QV0qRuDyY3
— Georgios Sideridis (@gsideridiss) February 27, 2023
Hwang has been capped 41 times by South Korea, having started all four of his country’s games at the World Cup last year. He only moved to Greece from Russian club Rubin Kazan in the summer.
Kourbelis was linked with both Glasgow clubs last week but reports suggest that the midfielder could well sign a new contract with Panathinaikos before his current deal expires in June.
Ioannidis, meanwhile, is a 23-year-old striker. He has been capped four times by Greece at senior level, but he is not a prolific scorer, having scored just 13 goals in 87 appearances since making the switch to Panathinaikos in August 2020.