Alexei Eremenko talking up a move to Old Firm because of his clothes


Kilmarnock playmaker Alexei Eremenko is already looking towards next season and it’s not with the Rugby Park side. With his loan deal expiring in the summer, he is looking for his next club but wants to stay in Scotland. His form with Kilmarnock has earned the playmaker a deserved nomination for the PFA Scotland Player of the Year award, but he can only see himself moving to one of the Old Firm, only because he doesn’t want to pack his bags as he has so many clothes.

Eremenko said, “I’ve been here for one year and if I was staying in Glasgow, it means I would not have to pack my bags and not have to move because I have so many clothes. I wouldn’t have to change apartments so it would be a really good thing. I’ll see what happens.”

However Eremenko sees himself given more of a chance at Rangers, given the lack of depth at the Ibrox club. “If we are talking about Celtic, they have plenty of players and it would be more difficult there. Rangers, I don’t know what’s happening at Rangers now. I said to the people who are taking care of my situation that I want everything to be clear before the end of the season.”

[Ed: But if you are good enough Alexei, then you should be able to break into any team no matter the numbers challenging for key positions.]

Eremenko was asked if he would remain at Rugby Park, he added, “No, I don’t think so. Of course, if the chairman wants to offer me something nice, I would consider it. But that’s up to him.”

On his nomination for PFA Scotland Player of the Year award, Eremenko said, “Winning an award like this would just be like a dream for me, for any player. It’s a big plus in your book if you have an award like this. Being nominated is already like a win for me because, if you’d asked me seven months ago, I would never have expected this. Of course, if I win it, it would be really, really great.”


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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