Scottish Premiership: Top 5 SPFL Players Set to Move to More Powerful Leagues

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Scottish Premiership: Top 5 SPFL Players Set to Move to More Powerful Leagues

While the Scottish game is often looked upon as being poor in quality, some of its alumni have gone on to more lauded leagues like the English Premier and earned plaudits they otherwise would not have received.

It is, then, a platform for players to prove their talent and win moves to higher quality leagues.

This summer saw Celtic players Victor Wanyama and Gary Hooper move to Southampton and Norwich City respectively. While that is widely regarded as a step down in terms of club size—indeed they sacrificed Champions League football as a consequence—the league to which they've moved is undoubtedly of better quality than the one they left.

Players like Robert Snodgrass and Kevin McNaughton left the Scottish game to end up in the English top division, albeit via moves to Championship clubs. Similarly, Steven Fletcher's move from Hibernian to Burnley in 2010 kick-started a series of three transfers in four years for him which now has him as Sunderland's main goal threat.

Who will be the next players to follow Wanyama, Fletcher, Snodgrass and co.?

Here, we take a look at the squads in the Scottish Premiership and determine five players from the league who are likely to move on to bigger stages in the near future.

 

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