Macari expecting Brown exit

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Former Celtic manager Lou Macari would not be surprised to see Scott Brown moving to Tottenham.

Reports in a number of Sunday newspapers claimed Spurs were lining up a £10million bid for the Scotland midfielder, who was a 51st-minute substitute during Celtic's 3-1 win over Aberdeen on Saturday. While Celtic are gearing up for the challenge posed by Arsenal during Tuesday night's Champions League play-off first leg at Parkhead, Macari believes there is also plenty to fear from their north London rivals.

"I have laughed off some of the speculation in recent weeks with regards transfers but I haven't laughed this one off," Macari said. "Scott Brown is an attacking midfielder, an energetic player who can cover the miles. There are not a lot of Scottish players under the microscope by teams in England so Celtic might snap the hands off Spurs if the offer comes in."

The former Manchester United forward: "These days £10million is not a fantastic amount of money in England and if Celtic have ambitions then they would not want to sell him.

"But the problem for clubs in Scotland is that £10million is massive."

Hours after Celtic got their Clydesdale Bank Premier League challenge off to a rousing start with Scott McDonald adding to Aiden McGeady's double before half-time, Rangers recorded a 4-1 victory over Falkirk.

Lee McCulloch sent a 25-yard strike into the top corner to get their title defence off to the perfect start with Steven Naismith adding a late fourth after Kenny Miller's brace.

Rangers skipper Davie Weir admitted they were not at their best but he was delighted with the win.

Weir said: "We will be critical about some things but we won the game 4-1 and we would take that every week."

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