TL;DR news for Thursday, April 19

TL;DR news for Thursday, April 19

By TheTwoPointOne

Start the day with a quick and easy breakdown of all the headlines swirling around Scottish football. This is TL;DR news.


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Hamburg’s head of recruitment, Johannes Spors, has stated that David Bates had better offers from English clubs but still chose to join the German side because he wasn’t driven by money. The Daily Mail are reporting that Rangers were only willing to offer him an extra £250 per week as they chase two other central defenders this summer.


The Daily Express are reporting that Villarreal have a new-found interest in signing Celtic striker Moussa Dembele after selling their own forward, Cedric Bakambu, to China. The quoted fee starts at £15 million.


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Numerous Scottish papers are reporting that Scottish Premiership clubs have already begun approaching Rangers forward Kenny Miller after it was reported that he would never play for the club again. The Daily Mail state that Neil Lennon hopes to bring him to Hibernian. While the Scottish Sun have added Motherwell to the chase.


Fife Today are reporting that Raith Rovers will be due compensation after Bates completes his move to Hamburg this summer.


Craig Levein has confirmed that Prince Bauben will leave Hearts this summer when his contract expires.


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Ian Murray thinks Lennon should be awarded with  manager of the year after all that Hibs have accomplished this season.


Nobody would judge St Mirren fans for getting a little ahead of themselves, but the club’s chairman has not only compared manager Jack Ross to Sir Alex Ferguson but also believes his side should be challenging for a top-six finish in the Premiership next season.


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