Initial thoughts on Amad Diallo were promising following a debut Rangers goal away at Ross County at the end of January, however, recent performances haven’t been as good, and it proves the Ibrox side should have used some of the fee from the Nathan Patterson sale to purchase Andreas Skov Olsen.
The club was linked with Skov Olsen throughout the January transfer window [DailyRecord] and with Rangers crying out for some quality on the right-wing, the transfer made a lot of sense, especially when Ianis Hagi was ruled out for the season.
Unfortunately, Club Brugge splashed the Champions League cash and signed the winger from Bologna for a fee of around £6.3m.
It wasn’t to be for the Gers, and it looks like we have missed out on a quality player.
Amad Diallo performance proves Rangers should have splashed the cash on Skov Olsen
Diallo signed for Man Utd for a fee of £19m which could potentially rise to £37m from Serie A side Atalanta and there is absolutely no doubt he has potential.
Scoring in the first five minutes of your loan debut, at a place like Dingwall is no mean feat and his pace can cause all sorts of problems.
Although against Dundee Utd, he was involved in a few incidents that could have altered the outcome of the match. The Man Utd youngster failed to go for a pass because he thought he was offside, but with a little bit more awareness he would have realised he was on and could have created another chance.
The winger also missed a glorious chance when he was essentially one on one with Utd keeper Benjamin Siegrist and went for goal instead of squaring it to a teammate for a routine tap-in.
Of course, these things come with experience, but there are some doubts about whether the player has the heart to be featuring for a club the size of Rangers as we are deep into our first meaningful title challenge in 11 years.
Hopefully, I am proved wrong over the next three months, and he can make a big impact, I still believe the club should have done everything they could to get the Skov Olsen deal over the line.
Meanwhile, a former Rangers star is in the frame for the vacant St Mirren job following Jim Goodwin’s departure.