Paul Lambert, a Celtic legend, believes Rangers may have made an inspired signing when Tom Lawrence left Derby County for a fresh start at Ibrox.
Last season, there were just four points between the two Old Firm opponents at the top of the Scottish Premiership table. And, if Rangers' transfer business so far this summer is anything to go by, they and Celtic will be difficult to separate once again in 2022/23.
Malik Tillman and Rabbi Matondo have huge potential, if unfulfilled, at Ibrox. John Souttar was one of the best centre-halfs in the Hearts division, while Antonio Colak was a prolific goalscorer on loan at Malmo.
Lawrence, though, might be the finest of the bunch. Lambert is an excellent coach having coached him during his time in the Blackburn Rovers dugout.
Lambert, who won four Scottish Premiership titles either side of the millennium in green-and-white, believes the two clubs will be strong this year.
Rangers have a decent acquisition. Tom Lawrence is moving to the United States after doing well (at Derby). I had him at Blackburn. He was a good young player then and he has improved and improved.
The league will go right to the wire. Itll be close. Whoever wins the Old Firm games, that will be crucial to them. Its two teams who will fight for each other. Celtic have the Champions League, which will be fantastic for the club, but it will go the distance.
Celtic are adding an experienced, international midfielder of their own. Aaron Mooy, once one of the Premier League's most underrated playmakers, has reunited with his former Australia manager Ange Postecoglou at Parkhead.
Lambert claims that Mooy was great a few years ago when he was at Huddersfield. Theyve got a solid one there, if he can perform the way he did.
Hell knows the manager. The Glasgow goldfish bowl, as they call it, is something hell have to get used to. If he can get used to it and digest it, then hell will be fine.