Former Real Madrid youngster Jack Harper has refused to be drawn on his own Old Firm allegiance - but says Steven Gerrard's move to Rangers reignited his interest in Scottish football.

Harper, 23, has never played in Scotland but has revealed his family are Rangers supporters.

The Getafe striker currently on loan at Alcorcon calls himself a neutral.

Ex-Real Madrid Scot Jack Harper joins Spanish outfit on loan from Getafe

But watching Gerrard enter the wacky world of Scottish football peaked his interest.

He told Spanish media: "Both Celtic and Rangers are mythical clubs, 60,000 fans go to the games.

“My parents are Rangers fans, I'm a little more neutral.

"I like to watch the derbies for the passion and intensity but I don't choose a side.

“I follow the league more now Rangers have again become a strong team.

Jack Harper starts for AD Alcorcon alongside ex-Rangers flop Francisco Sandaza

“They had problems, went down to the fourth tier and Celtic won eight leagues in a row.

“Now with Steven Gerrard, everything is going better."

Harper also refused to rule out a move to Scotland in his career, explaining how he's still in the early stages.

He added: "The league is becoming more powerful. I don’t think about it [an Old Firm move] now.

“I have 12 years left in my career and anything can happen."