Killie's Alexei Eremenko would consider Old Firm switch

Kilmarnock midfielder Alexei Eremenko
Eremenko has been praised for his Kilmarnock performances

Finnish playmaker Alexei Eremenko would welcome a move to one of the Old Firm clubs after revealing he has no future at Kilmarnock.

The 28-year-old, on loan at Rugby Park from Ukrainian outfit Metalist Kharkiv, has been named on the short-list for PFA Scotland player of the year.

"I've been here for one year and, if I was staying in Glasgow, it means I would not have to pack my bags.

"And I would not have to move, because I have so many clothes," he said.

Eremenko's loan deal with the Rugby Park side is up in the summer and he says he wants his future sorted out before then.

Metalist are likely to want a fee should they part with the midfielder next season and are unlikely to agree to another loan spell at Kilmarnock.

"I wouldn't have to change apartments, so it would be a really good thing," said Eremenko of the possibility of joining Celtic or Rangers. "I'll see what happens.

"If we are talking about Celtic, they have plenty of players and it would be more difficult there.

"Rangers, I don't know what's happening at Rangers now.

"I said to the people who are taking care of my situation that I want everything to be clear before the end of the season."

Asked if he would stay at Kilmarnock, he added: "No, I don't think so.

"Of course, if the chairman wants to offer me something nice, I would consider it. But that's up to him."

Eremenko is up against Steven Naismith of Rangers and Celtic duo Gary Hooper and Emilio Izaguirre for the award and says coming out on top would only boost his future prospects.

"Winning an award like this would just be like a dream for me, for any player," he said.

"It's a big plus in your book if you have an award like this.

"Being nominated is already like a win for me because, if you'd asked me seven months ago, I would never have expected this.

"Of course, if I win it, it would be really, really great."

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