The introduction of youth sides to the professional Scottish football system has been a topical issue for many years now but Celtic and Rangers have put fresh proposals on the table in a new bid to spark interest.
League One and Two clubs have been offered £1.5million by Celtic and Rangers as the Glasgow pair look to buy spaces in the pyramid system. The total sum of £3million would grant the pair a colt side each on the professional football ladder.
Money would be spread over five years and it would mean League Two would be modified and extended to make it a bigger league with more teams. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, a seven-figure cash injection into the lower leagues could prove tempting.
But it is said that there is still ‘fierce opposition’ to the plans that would alter Scottish football. Promotion would be capped at a certain level which means there is no way the colt sides could reach the Scottish Premiership.
Such plans would have to go to a vote, where it is likely clubs will field opposition, reconstruction plans failing last summer. Colt teams currently take part in the Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Cup, Motherwell and Rangers youth sides enjoying success in the tournament in recent seasons.
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