It would be a 'no-brainer' for either Rangers or Celtic to sign Connor Barron on a free transfer this summer.

That's the viewpoint of Motherwell midfielder Andy Halliday.

The 21-year-old was a standout for Aberdeen during their narrow Scottish Cup semi-final loss to Celtic on Saturday. Halliday praised him as the 'best player of the pitch' when appearing on Clyde Superscoreboard last night.

The youngster is out of contract this summer, and a number of clubs south of the border, as well as in Serie A, have been circling.

Both Rangers and Celtic have been linked with a move previously, and it's something Halliday believes either of them should seriously consider.

"Personally I thought Connor Barron was the best player on the pitch on Saturday, to be honest," he said. "And he's out of contract in the summer. 

"I'm not trying to prise him away from Aberdeen but I always feel they are the no-brainers that Celtic and Rangers should be looking for, especially when they're trying to get homegrown talent for their European squads. I thought he was excellent.

"I've heard a few links down south as well but I just think they're no-brainers for Rangers and Celtic. It doesn't seem like there's been much chat there."

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Meanwhile, the Scottish Cup final is reportedly set to go head-to-head for viewers with the FA Cup final south of the border next month.

Rangers and Celtic will meet in the showpiece event at Hampden to round off the domestic season in Scotland on Saturday, May 25. 

On the same day, Manchester will take over London as the red and blue halves of the city descend on Wembley for another derby encounter.

Glasgow's big two will meet in the final of the competition, amazingly, for the first time since 2002. For Manchester City and Manchester United, it's the second successive season that the teams will meet in the final.