MARVIN BARTLEY reckons Hearts defender John Souttar will snub a move to England in favour of a move to Celtic or Rangers.

The 25-year-old made a stunning international comeback on Monday as he started for Scotland in their 2-0 win over Denmark.

Souttar also grabbed the opening goal of the contest and his performance was quite something after battling back from two lengthy injury spells.

Bartley was full of praise for the centre back after Monday's game and now he has tipped the defender for a big money move.

“His positioning was fantastic and that’s what he does seem like – a magnet – because he’s in the right position at the right time,” said Bartley on BBC Sportscene.

“Celtic and Rangers have to be looking at him. We’ve got the [Connor] Goldson situation at Rangers with his contract. You’ve got [Cameron] Carter-Vickers on loan at Celtic so he’s going to go back at the end of the season.

“I think John Souttar goes into either of those defences and makes them better and again at 25 years of age he is only going to get better.

“We talked earlier about Liam Cooper at 30 being in his prime as a centre half because you get the experience and you’re positioning is even better. John Souttar’s five years younger than him.

“There will be teams down in England also looking but I think when Celtic and Rangers come calling it’s very difficult for a Scottish player to say ‘No, I’m going down to England.'”